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Deletes all (sub)directories whose name contains a given string
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DirDeleter.py v0.2
by Alessio Saltarin
Usage: python dirdeleter.py [initial_directory] [string]
Walks over all sub-directories starting from
[initial_directory] and deletes every directory that has
its name equal to [string] or containing [string]
"""
import os, sys, string
from stat import *
def walktree(dir, initdir):
for f in os.listdir(dir):
pathname = '%s\%s' % (dir, f)
mode = os.stat(pathname)[ST_MODE]
if S_ISDIR(mode):
walktree(pathname, initdir)
deletedir(pathname, initdir)
elif S_ISREG(mode):
pass
else:
print 'Attention: unknown %s' % pathname
def deletedir(nome, init):
if (string.rfind(nome,init)>0):
prunefiles(nome)
os.rmdir(nome)
print 'deleted: %s' % nome
else:
print 'visited: %s' % nome
def prunefiles(nome):
for f in os.listdir(nome):
path = '%s\%s' % (nome,f)
os.remove(path)
print ' --- deleted '+path
def printusage():
print """
Usage: python dirdeleter.py initial_dir string
where
initial_dir:
Initial directory to search for subdirectories to delete.
string:
The subdirectory containing 'string' in its name, or with a
name equals to 'string' will be deleted.
"""
if __name__ == '__main__':
if (len(sys.argv) == 3):
walktree(sys.argv[1], sys.argv[2])
else:
printusage()
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