Finding duplicate file names and modifying them based on elements of the path

Larry.Martell@gmail.com larry.martell at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 03:01:26 CEST 2012


On Jul 19, 3:32 pm, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> On 19/07/2012 20:06, Larry.Mart... at gmail.com wrote:
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> > On Jul 19, 1:02 pm, "Prasad, Ramit" <ramit.pra... at jpmorgan.com> wrote:
> >> > > I am making the assumption that you intend to collapse the directory
> >> > > tree and store each file in the same directory, otherwise I can't think
> >> > > of why you need to do this.
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> >> > Hi Simon, thanks for the reply. It's not quite this - what I am doing
> >> > is creating a zip file with relative path names, and if there are
> >> > duplicate files the parts of the path that are not be carried over
> >> > need to get prepended to the file names to make then unique,
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> >> Depending on the file system of the client, you can hit file name
> >> length limits. I would think it would be better to just create
> >> the full structure in the zip.
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> >> Just something to keep in mind, especially if you see funky behavior.
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> > Thanks, but it's not what the client wants.
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> Here's another solution, not using itertools:
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> from collections import defaultdict
> from os.path import basename, dirname
> from time import strftime, strptime
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> # Starting with the original paths
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> paths = [
>      "/dir0/dir1/dir2/dir3/qwer/09Jan12/dir6/file3",
>      "/dir0/dir1/dir2/dir3/abcd/08Jan12/dir6/file1",
>      "/dir0/dir1/dir2/dir3/abcd/08Jan12/dir6/file2",
>      "/dir0/dir1/dir2/dir3/xyz/08Jan12/dir6/file1",
>      "/dir0/dir1/dir2/dir3/qwer/07Jan12/dir6/file3",
> ]
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> def make_dir5_key(path):
>      date = strptime(path.split("/")[6], "%d%b%y")
>      return strftime("%y%b%d", date)
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> # Collect the paths into a dict keyed by the basename
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> files = defaultdict(list)
> for path in paths:
>      files[basename(path)].append(path)
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> # Process a list of paths if there's more than one entry
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> renaming = []
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> for name, entries in files.items():
>      if len(entries) > 1:
>          # Collect the paths in each subgroup into a dict keyed by dir4
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>          subgroup = defaultdict(list)
>          for path in entries:
>              subgroup[path.split("/")[5]].append(path)
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>          for dir4, subentries in subgroup.items():
>              # Sort the subentries by dir5 (date)
>              subentries.sort(key=make_dir5_key)
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>              if len(subentries) > 1:
>                  for index, path in enumerate(subentries):
>                      renaming.append((path,
> "{}/{}_{:02}_{}".format(dirname(path), dir4, index, name)))
>              else:
>                  path = subentries[0]
>                  renaming.append((path, "{}/{}_{}".format(dirname(path),
> dir4, name)))
>      else:
>          path = entries[0]
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> for old_path, new_path in renaming:
>      print("Rename {!r} to {!r}".format(old_path, new_path))

Thanks a million MRAB. I really like this solution. It's very
understandable and it works! I had never seen .format before. I had to
add the index of the positional args to them to make it work.




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