Practical Recipes for Working With Files in Python

Liam Pulsifer
Liam Pulsifer 13 Lessons 1h 13m basics projects

Python has several built-in modules and functions for handling files. These functions are spread out over several modules such as os, os.path, shutil, and pathlib, to name a few. This course gathers in one place many of the functions you need to know in order to perform the most common operations on files in Python.

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Retrieve file properties
  • Create directories
  • Match patterns in filenames
  • Traverse directory trees
  • Make temporary files and directories
  • Delete files and directories
  • Copy, move, or rename files and directories
  • Create and extract ZIP archives

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About Liam Pulsifer

Liam is a software engineer and avid Pythonista. When he's not writing code to automate all of his daily tasks, you can often find him running, playing basketball and tennis, reading, or eating good food.

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jillwellman on May 4, 2022

Excellent course. Complete. Efficiently presented. I love having the video to go through for an overview. Will return and work through the examples semi-independently to get the skills I need right now. Thank you for your work!

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Robert T on Sept. 30, 2021

Great course, Liam, I learned a lot and this will help me in the future!

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agerbes on Aug. 9, 2020

Awesome Tutorial. Good Job!

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Hilman on Aug. 9, 2020

Beautiful, easy-to-understand series. Thank you.

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Robb Glietz on Aug. 4, 2020

Great video learned a ton about how files work in Python. Thank you.

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