Python Basics Exercises: File System Operations

Martin Breuss
Martin Breuss 23 Lessons 1h 11m basics python

In Python Basics: File System Operations, you learned how to use Python to work with files and folders. As a programmer, you’ll use the pathlib and shutil modules to complete file system operations without relying on your graphical user interface (GUI).

While you already got lots of hands-on practice with file system operations, programmers never stop training! The more you use your new skills, the more comfortable you’ll be when it’s time to put them to work in your own coding. That’s why it’s a great idea to complete exercises to reinforce and test your knowledge of the file system.

In this video course, you’ll practice:

  • Creating a directory
  • Iterating over the contents of a directory
  • Searching for files using wildcards
  • Moving and deleting files and folders

Along the way, you’ll also get some insight into how to tackle coding challenges in general, which can be a great way to level up as a developer.

This video course is part of the Python Basics series, which accompanies Python Basics: A Practical Introduction to Python 3. You can also check out the other Python Basics courses.

Note that you’ll be using IDLE to interact with Python throughout this course. If you’re just getting started, then you might want to check out Python Basics: Setting Up Python before diving into this course.

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Martin likes automation, goofy jokes, and snakes, all of which fit into the Python community. He enjoys learning and exploring and is up for talking about it, too. He writes and records content for Real Python and CodingNomads.

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