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An equivalent of os.path.walk(), but without callback function.

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import os, os.path

startDir = "/"

directories = [startDir]
while len(directories)>0:
    directory = directories.pop()
    for name in os.listdir(directory):
        fullpath = os.path.join(directory,name)
        if os.path.isfile(fullpath):
            print fullpath                # That's a file. Do something with it.
        elif os.path.isdir(fullpath):
            directories.append(fullpath)  # It's a directory, store it.

A simple directory walker, without the burden of creating a callback for os.path.walk().

This is also usefull for incremental directory walking (where you want to scan remaining directories in subsequent calls).

3 comments

Chris Cioffi 16 years, 10 months ago  # | flag

os.walk() is currently preferred and non-recursive. As of Python 2.3 the os.walk() function does much the same thing and allows for selectivly choosing which directories are examined. See http://python.org/doc/2.4.1/lib/os-file-dir.html#l2h-1636

Sébastien Sauvage (author) 16 years, 10 months ago  # | flag

Oh... that's right. Thanks for pointing that.

amir naghavi 10 years, 12 months ago  # | flag

good