garlapak garlapak - 3 months ago 8
Python Question

How to get the latest file in a folder using python

i need to get the latest file of a folder using python. While using the code:

max(files, key = os.path.getctime)


I am getting the below error:


FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified: 'a'

Answer

What ever assigned to your files variable is incorrect. Use the following code.

import glob
import os

list_of_files = glob.glob('/path/to/folder/*') # * means all if need specific format then *.csv
latest_file = max(list_of_files, key=os.path.getctime)
print latest_file