Directory-tree listing in Python


How do I get a list of all files (and directories) in a given directory in Python?

Answer rating: 622

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.

Answer rating: 540

You can use


For reference and more os functions look here: