Is there an inbuilt module to search for a file in the current directory, as well as all the super-directories?
Without the module, I'll have to list all the files in the current directory, search for the file in question, and recursively move up if the file isn't present. Is there an easier way to do this?
Well this is not so well implemented, but will work
listdir to get list of files/folders in current directory and then in the list search for you file.
If it exists loop breaks but if it doesn't it goes to parent directory using
cur_dir == '/' the parent dir for
"/" is returned as
"/" so if
cur_dir == parent_dir it breaks the loop
import os file_name = "test.txt" #file to be searched cur_dir = os.getcwd() # Dir from where search starts can be replaced with any path while True: file_list = os.listdir(cur_dir) parent_dir = os.path.dirname(cur_dir) if file_name in file_list: print "File Exists in: ", cur_dir break else: if cur_dir == parent_dir: #if dir is root dir print "File not found" break else: cur_dir = parent_dir