[Tutor] ok, I want to read a dir.

Kirk Bailey deliberatus@my995internet.com
Wed, 26 Dec 2001 22:58:33 -0500

Say, looking this over, FILTER looks like a good candidate for this job.

files=os.listdir('./lists/')            # this creates a raw dir listing
filelist=[]                             # create an empty list
fnmatch.filter(filelist, "*.info")      # return the subset of list
which match!

this is not right, but close. What is the right way to use fnmatch and
This is the error I get:

ns# ./TLpost.py
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "./TLpost.py", line 189, in ?
    listname = sys.argv[1]
IndexError: list index out of range

And that puzzles hell out of me.

"Michael P. Reilly" wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 09:13:56PM -0500, Kirk Bailey wrote:
> > ok, it worked. Too well, it worked.
> >
> > It returned the file names, and included in the return is the path!
> >
> > Lookee:
> [lookee snipped]
> > See, those lines should be the bare name of the thing, a space, then the
> > firstline of the info file. Well, ir read the info file pretty slick.
> > Accessed the riretory structure just fine. Seems I want to massage the
> > elements in the list, or at least in A list, so everything but the first
> > part of the file is GONE. Strip off the path, then strip off the .info
> > part, leaving us with pure NAME. That name is the name of a list. That
> > btw is in my server now, and those are the info files for 3 lists NOW
> > working with TLpost.py NOW. snurklechortlegloat...
> Then you might want to look at what the glob module is doing.  It uses
> os.listdir and the fnmatch module.
> def nopath_glob(dir, pattern):
>   import os, fnmatch
>   files = os.listdir(dir)
>   results = []
>   for fname in files:
>     if fnmatch.fnmatch(fname, pattern):
>       results.append(fname)
>   return results
> About the only real difference is that the glob function joins the
> directory and file names together first.
> This is just the pedantic version.. the same thing is done with
> glob.glob1.
>   -Arcege
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