[Tutor] newbie questions

alan.gauld@bt.com alan.gauld@bt.com
Wed, 22 Nov 2000 17:36:31 -0000

> It doesn't seem that hard, but thusfar, I'm only able to get 
> os.path to work, and listdir(pathInaVarName)to work. 

See the previous reply about using os.stat too.

> I have Mark Hammond's Win32api's
> installed, and it seems like I need to be using something 
> called PyIDLobject that a returns GetFileAttributes()function, 

I suspect you need GetFileTimes() since thats whjat the Win32 API 
recommends for reading times. [The former returns whether its a 
read only, system file etc...]

> Perhaps I'm starting off over my head, or maybe I need to 
> realize this is all pretty low-level stuff and just get used 
> to it being so cryptic.

It is pretty low level but Python does make most of this 
easy via the os, glob modules etc.

Alan g.