[Tutor] how to search a directory from a Tkinter program

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 19 09:55:47 CET 2008

"brindly sujith" <brindly at gmail.com> wrote

> i am developing an application in tkinter
> i want to know whether we have any option to search a directory from 
> tkinter
> program

I'm not sure what you mean.
You can use the standard Python modules to search a directory,
or indeed an entire directory tree using walk(). I demonstrate this
in the OS topic of my tutor.

OTOH if you mean is there a standard directory dialog so that
the user can browse a directory then yes, look in the standard
dialogs package as described in the documentation and tutorials.
More on those here:


And exploring the module with dir() etc will throw up more info.

So either way it is pretty straightforward.

Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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