Jeff Jeff - 1 year ago 91
Python Question

Rename multiple files in a directory in Python

I'm trying to rename some files in a directory using Python.

Say I have a file called

CHEESE_CHEESE_TYPE.***
and want to remove
CHEESE_
so my resulting filename would be
CHEESE_TYPE


I'm trying to use the
os.path.split
but it's not working properly. I have also considered using string manipulations, but have not been successful with that either.

Answer Source

Use os.rename(src, dst) to rename or move a file or a directory.

$ ls
cheese_cheese_type.bar  cheese_cheese_type.foo
$ python
>>> import os
>>> for filename in os.listdir("."):
...  if filename.startswith("cheese_"):
...    os.rename(filename, filename[7:])
... 
>>> 
$ ls
cheese_type.bar  cheese_type.foo
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