How do I remove/unlink wildcarded files

Ervin Hegedüs airween at
Fri Jan 2 10:00:51 CET 2015


On Thu, Jan 01, 2015 at 05:13:31PM -0600, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have a function I'm writing to delete wildcarded files in a directory.
> I tried this:
> def unlinkFiles():
>     os.remove("/home/anthony/backup/unix*")
> This doesn't seem to work because it's a wildcard filename. What is the
> proper way to delete files using wildcards?

Now I didn't checked, but once I've used some like this:

def unlinkFiles():
    dirname = "/path/to/dir"
    for f in os.listdir(dirname):
        if re.match("^unix*$", f):
            os.remove(os.path.join(dirname, f))


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