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This program is used to cleanup any folder that you specify but is used here primarily to cleanup a profile in Windows. The purpose of this program to to clean out a profile that may be located in a lab setting (such as at a university). The primary reason that this program was written was that it is impossible to log off of a computer if one's profile is too large.

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import os, sys

def main(path=''):
    if len(sys.argv) == 1 and len(path) != 0:
        try:
            delete(path)
        except:
            print 'ERROR: Internal Path'
    else:
        try:
            delete(' '.join(sys.argv[1:]))
        except:
            print os.path.basename(sys.argv[0]), '<directory>'

def delete(path):
    for name in os.listdir(path):
        path_name = os.path.join(path, name)
        try:
            if os.path.isdir(path_name):
                delete(path_name)
                os.rmdir(path_name)
            elif os.path.isfile(path_name):
                os.remove(path_name)
        except:
            print 'ERROR:', path_name

if __name__ == '__main__':
    main(r'C:\Documents and Settings\SCHAP472')

Note: delete() is not supposed to remove the path that it was given.

2 comments

Josiah Carlson 15 years, 11 months ago  # | flag

Um...

rm -rf path
Stephen Chappell (author) 15 years, 10 months ago  # | flag

Windows. Most of the code that I write is for Windows. :)