What i want to program is,
When USB drive is connected to system the code must initiate automatically and Copy the content(Directories, Files etc.) of usb drive to Default Backup Directory of System.
I have came across some sites and found that I can use shutil library https://docs.python.org/2/library/shutil.html
High-level file operations. I haven't used Shutil Library, So is there any other way to achieve,
has anyone did this before so please help. Thanks
I have fix this and solved, hope this will help to those guys who are beginners like me.
First i code to copy files and directories using shutil for more help https://docs.python.org/2/library/shutil.html, connect usb drive to perform operation
Step 1 : code_to_copy.py
import os import datetime import shutil from shutil import copytree, ignore_patterns files = os.listdir('/media/user/') destination = '/home/user/Path/Backup/back_%s'%datetime.datetime.now() try : for f in files: source = '/media/user/%s' % f copytree(source, destination, ignore=ignore_patterns('*.pyc', 'tmp*')) except Exception as e: print e
you can run this file to check whether it is copying or not, then
create bash file
Step 2 : code_to_copy.sh
#!/bin/bash python /home/user/path/code_to_copy.py
make sure you have permissions to this files
step 3 : add to cron
$ crontab -e #add this line * * * * * /home/user/path/code_to_copy.sh > /tmp/code_to_copy.log
# check log file at /tmp/code_to_copy.log
after a minute your connected device data will be copied to your backup folder and hola.