[Tutor] Scan Directory for files

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Aug 2 10:07:11 CEST 2008

"Fred @ Mac" <fredp101 at mac.com> wrote 

> for f in os.listdir(watch_dir):
>         tree = ET.parse(f)
>         for shot in tree.findall('Shot'):
> ..do stuff..
> But my script fails if, for example, a directory also exists in  
> "watch_dir"

Take a look at os.walk which allows recursive traversal of 
a directory structure.

There is a short discussion in the OS topic on my web tutor.


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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