You can use the os.listdir method to get all directories and files in a directory. Then filter the list to get only the files and check their extensions as well.
>>> import os >>> file_list = [f for f in os.listdir('.') if os.path.isfile(os.path.join('.', f)) and f.endswith('.txt')] >>> print file_list ['LICENSE.txt', 'NEWS.txt', 'README.txt']
The endswith method is a member of string class that checks if a string ends with a certain suffix.
You can also use the glob module to achieve the same:
>>> import glob, os >>> file_list = [f for f in glob.glob("*.txt")] >>> print file_list ['LICENSE.txt', 'NEWS.txt', 'README.txt']