Copy directory tree without copying files

dwatrous daniel.watrous at
Wed Sep 23 17:15:13 CEST 2009

Have you considered using os.walk?

It won't be completely automated, but I think it should allow you to
easily walk the directory structure to reproduce it in another

If the file names/extensions are predictable you might also be able to
use the ignore attribute in the shutil.copytree function to prevent
copying files:


On Sep 23, 9:04 am, Jeremy Conlin <jlcon... at> wrote:
> I am trying to copy a folder hierarchy from one location to another.
> I can use the shutil.copytree function to copy the folder tree, but I
> don't want the files copied, just the folders.  What is a good way to
> approach this?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy

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