Python | os.path.size() 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.path module is submodule of OS module in Python used for common path name manipulation.

os.path.getsize() method in Python is used to check the size of specified path. It returns the size of specified path in bytes. The method raise OSError if the file does not exist or is somehow inaccessible.

Syntax: os.path.getsize(path)



Parameter:
path: A path-like object representing a file system path. A path-like object is either a string or bytes object representing a path.

Return Type: This method returns a integer value which represents the size of specified path in bytes.

Code #1: Use of os.path.getsize() method

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# Python program to explain os.path.getsize() method 
    
# importing os module 
import os
  
# Path
path = '/home/User/Desktop/file.txt'
  
# Get the size (in bytes)
# of specified path 
size = os.path.getsize(path)
  
  
# Print the size (in bytes)
# of specified path 
print("Size (In bytes) of '%s':" %path, size)

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Output:

Size (In bytes) of '/home/User/Desktop/file.txt': 243

Code #2: Handling error while using os.path.getsize() method

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# Python program to explain os.path.getsize() method 
    
# importing os module 
import os
  
# Path
path = '/home/User/Desktop/file2.txt'
  
# Get the size (in bytes)
# of specified path 
try :
    size = os.path.getsize(path)
  
except OSError :
    print("Path '%s' does not exists or is inaccessible" %path)
    sys.exit()
  
# Print the size (in bytes)
# of specified path 
print("Size (In bytes) of '% s':" % path, size)

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Output:

Path '/home/User/Desktop/file2.txt' does not exists or is inaccessible

Reference: https://docs.python.org/3/library/os.path.html



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