I have another query I a struggling with that I would like to get some advice on.
Basically put as part of a process we have a number of shortcuts created. These are Windows shortcuts based on an item id - so an example would be 1000.lnk
Also there is a matching directory. It's not on a local machine but for testing I have created a small sample.
So I have a folder C:\Pyth\Shortcuts - which contains 4 shortcuts 1000.lnk, 1001.lnk, 1002.lnk, 1003.lnk
I have another folder C:\Pyth\Folders - which contains 3 folders 1000, 1001, 1002 (note there isn't a 1003 for testing purposes)
I need to copy the shortcut into the corresponding folder - i.e where the foldername matches the shortcut name (move 1000.lnk to folder \1000)
Can anyone reccomend a way of doing that? I've been doing some reading and I'm not sure whether is best to use glob, os.walk, fnmatch or some other method?
I had a look at fnmatch to see how it responds using the following quick portion of code:
import fnmatch import os for file in os.listdir("C:\\Pyth\\Shortcuts\\"): if fnmatch.fnmatch(file, "*.lnk"): print file for file2 in os.listdir("C:\\Pyth\\Folders\\"): if fnmatch.fnmatch(file2, "*"): print file2 if file == file2: print file print file2 else: print "No match"
The fnmatch for file is resturning the filename with the corresponding file extension (.lnk). If I need to match filename and directory - am I going need to strip the file extension first and then do the match? I.e os split text...
It's a little open ended but I want to find the best method mainly - and to be honest I've no idea where to ideally start!