I have a share -//192.168.0.11/myshare which has many files in it.

Which is the best way to delete all the files in this directory using python?

I tried:

import os 
folder = '\\192.168.0.12\myshare1'


for the_file in os.listdir(folder):
    file_path = os.path.join(folder, the_file)
    try:
        if os.path.isfile(file_path):
            os.unlink(file_path)
    except Exception, e:
        print e

Here, I'm having a hiccup with the slashes

for the_file in os.listdir(folder):
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '\\192.168.0.12\\myshare1'

Thanks in advance

you have to do

folder = r'\\192.168.0.12\myshare1'
# OR
folder = '\\\\192.168.0.12\\myshare1'