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This recipe manually counts the number of sub-directories and files can be found in a directory. It was an experimental program from long ago used to learn more about Python. This is committed for archival to be run under Python 2.5 or later versions.

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import os, sys

def main():
    if len(sys.argv) - 1:
        engine(' '.join(sys.argv[1:]))
    else:
        print os.path.basename(sys.argv[0]), '<directory>'

def engine(path):
    directories = files = 0
    for information in os.walk(path):
        directories += len(information[1])
        files += len(information[2])
    print 'Directories =', directories
    print 'Files =', files

if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()

1 comment

James Radtke 9 years, 2 months ago  # | flag

Thanks for publishing this script. I'm just getting started. Being able to see simple scripts that do things that are somewhat easy to grasp is very helpful for my learning.