simple renaming files program

Shashwat Anand anand.shashwat at
Mon Aug 9 12:01:37 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 3:14 PM, blur959 <blur959 at> wrote:

> Hi, all, I am working on a simple program that renames files based on
> the directory the user gives, the names the user searched and the
> names the user want to replace. However, I encounter some problems.
> When I try running the script, when it gets to the os.rename part,
> there will be an error. The error is :
>  n = os.rename(file, file.replace(s, r))
> WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified

This is because the file does not exist.

> I attached my code below, hope you guys can help me, Thanks!
> import os
> directory = raw_input("input file directory")
> s = raw_input("search for name")
> r = raw_input("replace name")
> for file in os.listdir(directory):
>    n = os.rename(file, file.replace(s, r))
>    print n

Tried this on my system, works.
>>> [shutil.move(i, r) for i in os.listdir(directory) if i==s]


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