Get name of file from directory into variable

Alex Willmer alex at
Tue Aug 3 12:31:02 CEST 2010

On Aug 3, 11:21 am, loial <jldunn2... at> wrote:
> In a unix shell script I can do something like this to look in a
> directory and get the name of a file or files into a variable :
> MYFILE=`ls /home/mydir/JOHN*.xml`
> Can I do this in one line in python?

Depends if you count imports.

import glob
my_files = glob.glob('/home/mydir/JOHN*.xml')

Regards, Alex

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