[Tutor] How can I make a python script go directory by directory and excecute on files of choice

Ed Singleton singletoned at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 14:48:11 CET 2006

On 11/01/06, Liam Clarke <ml.cyresse at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Srinivas -
> For walking a directory, you can use os.walk() or os.path.walk(), but
> I prefer the path module here -
> http://www.jorendorff.com/articles/python/path/.

The Path module is excellent, but it's walk still doesn't take into
account the depth of the current file in the folder structure.

If you need that, I wrote (with Kent's help) a simple script that will
take it into account (you need the Path module above for it to work).

def traverse(directory, function, depth=0):
	import path
	thedir = path.path(directory)
	for item in thedir.files():
		function(item, depth)
	for item in thedir.dirs():
		traverse(item,function, depth+1)

It can be used like:

def doprint(item, depth):
	print item

traverse(r"C:\Temp", doprint)

Hope it's helpful to someone.


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