os.stat st_mtime problem

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Mon Aug 16 20:35:08 CEST 2010


Alban Nona wrote:
> Hello,
>  
> Im stuck with this problem:
> I would like to os.stat st_mtime to copy only the files that have 
> different modification date.
> so I found something on internet using this kind of line:
>  
> if os.stat(dest).st_mtime - os.stat(src).st_mtime > 1: 
>     shutil.copy2 (src, dst) 
> So I adapted it to my script like that:
>  
>    if sys.argv[1] == 'update':
>         if os.stat(localPath).st_mtime != os.stat(networkPath).st_mtime:
>             os.system('xcopy /E /I /Q /Y "%s" "%s"' % (networkPath, 
> localPath))
>         else:
>             print "Everything match"
>  
> localPath is equal to : "c:\test\prod\"
> and networkPath to : "d:\test\prod\"
>  
> the content of this paths is another directory: "v001", where there some 
> tga files.
>  
> Now I dont even know if os.stat compare the modified version of every 
> files contained in localPath and networkPath, or does it compare only 
> the v001 info ?
> If there a way to do it for every file ?
>  
os.stat doesn't compare anything, it just returns info about a single
file or directory.



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