Python | os.DirEntry.is_file() method
OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system dependent functionality.
os.scandir() method of os module yields
os.DirEntry objects corresponding to the entries in the directory given by specified path.
os.DirEntry object has various attributes and method which is used to expose the file path and other file attributes of the directory entry.
is_file() method on
os.DirEntry object is used to check if the entry is a file or not.
os.DirEntry objects are intended to be used and thrown away after iteration as attributes and methods of the object cache their values and never refetch the values again. If the metadata of the file has been changed or if a long time has elapsed since calling os.scandir() method. we will not get up-to-date information.
Syntax: os.DirEntry.is_file(*, follow_symlinks = True)
follow_symlinks: A boolean value is required for this parameter. If the entry is a symbolic link and follow_symlinks is True then the method will operate on the path symbolic link point to. If the entry is a symbolic link and follow_symlinks is False then the method will operate on the symbolic link itself. If the entry is not a symbolic link then follow_symlinks parameter is ignored. The default value of this parameter is True.
Return value: This method returns True if the entry is a file otherwise returns False.
Code #1: Use of
List of all files in path '/home/ihritik': file.txt tree.cpp graph.cpp abc.txt
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