Python os.renames() Method

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Description

The method renames() is recursive directory or file renaming function. It does the same functioning as os.rename(), but it also moves a file to a directory, or a whole tree of directories, that do not exist.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for renames() method:

os.renames(old, new)

Parameters

  • old -- This is the actual name of the file or directory to be renamed.

  • new -- This is the new name of the file or directory.It can even include a file to a directory, or a whole tree of directories, that do not exist.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Example

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

# !/usr/bin/python

import os, sys
print "Current directory is: %s" %os.getcwd()

# listing directories
print "The dir is: %s"%os.listdir(os.getcwd())

# renaming file "aa1.txt"
os.renames("aa1.txt","newdir/aanew.txt")

print "Successfully renamed."

# listing directories after renaming and moving "aa1.txt"
print "The dir is: %s" %os.listdir(os.getcwd())

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Current directory is: /tmp
The dir is:
 [  'a1.txt','resume.doc','a3.py','aa1.txt','Administrator','amrood.admin' ]
Successfully renamed.
The dir is:
 [  'a1.txt','resume.doc','a3.py','Administrator','amrood.admin' ]

The file aa1.txt is not visible here, as it is been moved to newdir and renamed as aanew.txt. The directory newdir and its contents are shown below:

[ 'aanew.txt' ]



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