Accessing the files by last modified time

Sangeet mrsangeet at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 14:00:25 CET 2012


On Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:19:23 UTC+5:30, Chris Rebert  wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 4:33 AM, Sangeet <mrsangeet at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I am new to the python programming language.
> >
> > I've been trying to write a script that would access the last modified file in one of my directories. I'm using Win XP.
> >
> > I saw a similar topic, on the forum before, however the reply using (os.popen) didn't work out for me. I'm not sure whether it was due to syntax errors either.
> 
> Recursively or non-recursively?
> Live monitoring or just one-time?
> What was the forum post in question?
> 
> In the simple case, you just need to stitch together these functions:
> http://docs.python.org/library/os.html#os.stat
> (note the .st_mtime attribute of the result)
> http://docs.python.org/library/os.path.html#os.path.join
> with one of these functions:
> http://docs.python.org/library/os.html#os.listdir
> http://docs.python.org/library/os.html#os.walk
> 
> Cheers,
> Chris

Thanks Chris, this helped me a lot! 



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