How can I iterate over files in a given directory in Python?

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os.listdir(my_path) will get you everything that's in the my_path directory - files and directories. You can use it as follows:

>>> import os
>>> os.listdir('.')
['DLLs', 'Doc', 'etc', 'include', 'Lib', 'libs', 'LICENSE.txt', 'NEWS.txt', 'python.exe', 'pythonw.exe', 'README.txt', 'Scripts', 'share', 'tcl', 'Tools', 'w9xpopen.exe']

If you want just files, you can filter it using isfile:

>>> import os
>>> file_list = [f for f in os.listdir('.') if os.path.isfile(os.path.join('.', f))]
>>> print file_list
['LICENSE.txt', 'NEWS.txt', 'python.exe', 'pythonw.exe', 'README.txt', 'w9xpopen.exe']
Updated on 16-Dec-2019 07:01:06