ftp - delete multiple files of same type
davea at davea.name
Tue Feb 5 19:24:16 CET 2013
On 02/05/2013 12:29 PM, chris.annin at gmail.com wrote:
> im trying to delete all text files from an ftp directory. is there a way to delete multiple files of the same extension?
> I came up with the following code below which works but I have to append the string because ftp.nlst returns:
> "-rwx------ 1 user group 0 Feb 04 15:57 New Text Document.txt"
> but then when I try to delete it that long file name which includes the date doesnt exist - the files name is "new text document.txt" not "-rwx------ 1 user group 0 Feb 04 15:57 New Text Document.txt"
> so anyway I stripped off the the beginning keeping the last 21 characters and it worked great - this should work being that I know all my text files names are the same length in characters - but it seems like there should be a better more bullet proof way to do this?
> [code]import os
> import system
> from ftplib import FTP
> ftp = FTP('127.0.0.1')
> directory = 'test'
> files = ftp.nlst()
> for file in files:
> if file.find(".txt") != -1:
> file = (file [-21:])
> any ideas on this? thank you.
You forgot to say what python version, and what OS you're running on.
I havne't played much with the ftp library, but it seems it'd be much
more robust to use something like file[39:] but that's still a "magic
So i look in the ftplib docs:
and it seems there are other choices besides nlst(). If all you need is
the filename, why not check out
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