Python os.listdir() Method

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Description

The method listdir() returns a list containing the names of the entries in the directory given by path. The list is in arbitrary order. It does not include the special entries '.' and '..' even if they are present in the directory.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for listdir() method:

os.listdir(path)

Parameters

  • path -- This is the directory, which needs to be explored.

Return Value

This method returns a list containing the names of the entries in the directory given by path.

Example

The following example shows the usage of listdir() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

# Open a file
path = "/var/www/html/"
dirs = os.listdir( path )

# This would print all the files and directories
for file in dirs:
   print file

When we run above program, it produces following result:

test.htm
stamp
faq.htm
_vti_txt
robots.txt
itemlisting
resumelisting
writing_effective_resume.htm
advertisebusiness.htm
papers
resume



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