[Tutor] Copy Files, Dates

Bob Gailer bgailer@alum.rpi.edu
Fri Apr 18 18:44:03 2003

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At 03:55 PM 4/18/2003 -0600, Mike Hansen wrote:
>How do you copy files using Python?

Check out the shutil module

>First I need to find out if a string is a Date. Is there any IsDate like 
>function? Also, is there a module that compares dates?

Unfortunately there is no standard format for dates. To ask if a string is 
a date is very vague. Do you have certain formats in mind? Check out the 
time module. There is a strptime function which takes a string and a 
format. You'd probably have to try several formats.

Bob Gailer
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