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File Searching using Python

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 22 Nov, 2020

There may be many instances when you want to search a system.Suppose while writing an mp3 player you may want to have all the ‘.mp3’ files present. Well here’s how to do it in a simple way.
This code searches all the folders in the file it’s being run. If you want some other kinds of files just change the extension.

# Python code to search .mp3 files in current
# folder (We can change file type/name and path
# according to the requirements.
import os
# This is to get the directory that the program 
# is currently running in.
dir_path = os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(__file__))
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(dir_path):
    for file in files: 
        # change the extension from '.mp3' to 
        # the one of your choice.
        if file.endswith('.mp3'):
            print (root+'/'+str(file))

os is not an external ibrary in python. So I feel this is the simplest and the best way to do this.

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