How do I get a list of all files (and directories) in a given directory in Python?
This is a way to traverse every file and directory in a directory tree:
import os for dirname, dirnames, filenames in os.walk('.'): # print path to all subdirectories first. for subdirname in dirnames: print(os.path.join(dirname, subdirname)) # print path to all filenames. for filename in filenames: print(os.path.join(dirname, filename)) # Advanced usage: # editing the 'dirnames' list will stop os.walk() from recursing into there. if '.git' in dirnames: # don't go into any .git directories. dirnames.remove('.git')