Looping through files in a directory

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Thu Nov 11 07:23:05 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:11 PM, r0g <aioe.org at technicalbloke.com> wrote:
> On 11/11/10 00:17, Steve Holden wrote:
>> On 11/10/2010 5:46 PM, Matty Sarro wrote:
>>> Short story - I have a few thousand files in a directory I need to parse
>>> through. Is there a simple way to loop through files? I'd like to avoid
>>> writing a python script that can parse 1 file, and have to call it a few
>>> thousand times from a bash script. Any input or pointers to functions
>>> that'd help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
>> from glob import glob
>> for filename in glob("*"):
>>   # do something with filename
>> regards
>>  Steve
> Ooo, that's nice, would that work on non *nix platforms too?

Well, yeah; note the lack of any "Availability:" restriction note in
the module's docs.


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