Use this tag for reviews of code that performs file system operations, such as creating, deleting, renaming, moving, copying, reading, and writing files.

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Compare files by name in two folders A and B and delete duplicates from folder A

I wrote my very first Python program to answer a Super User question. I'm wondering how the application can be rewritten to make it as pythonic as possible. Unit test ...
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Tab completion for custom shell

The purpose of the code is to enable tab completion for a custom shell I'm writing. The target OSes are Linux and OpenBSD. I had to make a conditional include that I hope is correct: ...
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Identify files within folder structure that have common file sizes

The code takes in two arguments, a path to search and an output file name. It searches the supplied path (including sub directories) and writes out all files that have the same size as any other ...
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Removing numbering gaps in a series of filenames

I've recently started programming and have been working through some problems such as the one below: Write a program that finds all files with a given prefix, such as spam001.txt, spam002.txt, and so ...
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Simulate the “cd” command of a file system

Write a function that provides change directory (cd) function for an abstract file system. Notes: Root path is '/'. Path separator is '/'. Parent directory is addressable as "..". Directory names ...
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Create a new unique file

For debugging purposes I am storing requests into files. This code is supposed to create a new file for each request. Somehow it doesn't look very nice, can it be improved? Additionally it would be ...
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Foldify - A Python Folder Tree Manager Tool

The goal was to create a tool to help manage folders structures, and allow me to create templates of this folders and store them as a JSON template. The following functionalities have been implemented:...
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What is better: join(dirname(__file__), '../../../testdata')) or join(dirname(__file__), '..', '..', '..', 'testdata'))

Both ways work: os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), '../../../testdata')) or ...
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Move a folder to another in C#

In C# I wrote a method to move a folder into another existing folder: ...
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Importing JPG, JPEG, and PNG images from a folder to an Excel worksheet

As I am a novice, I was keen to solve the task, so now I want to optimize the code. ...
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UWP scan for music files

I am implementing a music player for Windows 10, and I am in a bit of a pickle at the library phase. I am scanning for all the files in a music library (plus optional folders the user selects) and I ...
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Optionally creating a directory path based based on existence in NodeJS

I've been doing some reading and tutorials. As such I've contrived a node based project to apply what I've learned. I thought this was a good example as it had some conditional async calls and error ...
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Loading modifications at runtime

I'm working on a game engine among other things in Java, and would like to know how to optimise my code, as it is ridiculously ugly and bloated. I'm terrible with operating the ...
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Parsing locally stored HTML files

I am working with this code to parse through HTML files stored on my computer and extract HTML text by defining a certain tag that should be found: ...
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Converting images to greyscale using JuicyPixel

I would like to use Haskell to do some image processing so I have been writing small programs to test performance. I wrote a program to batch convert PNG images from color to greyscale. I compared the ...
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Grouping filenames by basename and extension

I have created a function that parses a directory tree, and returns a list of lists that groups specific files within for later program specific parsing. I feel like it could be done better, ...
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Recursively walk directories with a callback function

This code works, but I want to refine it: ...
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Simple file renamer in C

It's been some time since I wrote something in C. I am looking for some advices related to my code in terms of coding style, bad/wrong logic, optimization (performance) and good practices. The code ...
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Finding all non-empty directories and their files on an SFTP server with Paramiko

The purpose of the following function is to find all non-empty directories, and the files in those non-empty directories. It recursively checks each directory on an SFTP server to see if it has any ...
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Simple program that copies just new files from one directory to another

I'm doing a Python course for beginners, and the last assignment was to create a program using shutil and wxpython that can copy new files (created in the last 24 hours) from one folder into another, ...
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Create share folder, AD security group, add descriptions, and apply security to new folder

My goal for this script was to: Create new folder Create AD group FS-TESTSHARE-R Create AD group FS-TESTSHARE-RW Apply both groups to the new share folder Set full read permissions to FS-TESTSHARE-R ...
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Uploading multiple files using a class

Below I have implemented a class that will validate and upload files based on the specified rules. ...
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Batch script to make folders hidden

I just wrote a simple script cmd to hide private folders by combining several scripts from the Internet. Can anyone give me suggestions for improvement? This batch file uses a password hidden by ...
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From new Q to compiler in 30 seconds

Reviewing code doesn't necessarily require actually building it, but it's often helpful to do so in order to evaluate fully. I usually create a CMake project and ...
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Find a specific file, or find all executable files within the system path

I wrote a function to find a specific file, or all the executable files with a given name and accessing flag, and I want to make ...
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Exporting a UserForm from the VBE… and working around API bugs

Rubberduck has been using an extension method to export code files, notably for source control purposes. While testing source control, I ran into a weird bug in the VBIDE API, which caused UserForm ...
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Removing folders from my rails app with rake

I'm trying to remove the tmp/letter_opener folder. Everything works fine, just wondering if there's a better way to write it. My next step is to write some tests, ...
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Copy files mentioned in an Excel sheet

Please help me in reducing the time complexity of this code as it is taking a long time to read its Excel input. ...
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Recursive directory copy program

A little while ago, I had to write a little C# application to recover my HDD data (full context on this question) To answer my problem I developed a console application which job was to recursively ...
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Finding duplicates in given list of files

I implemented a simple tool to find duplicate files, by applying the following strategy: Take a list of files and return the sets of duplicates (set of sets) Implement a custom ...
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Resolving the path to a Bash script

I wrote a function to resolve the full path to the current Bash script, and I'm wondering if it's SOLID: ...
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Finding the latest file in a folder

I'm a bit new to Python and sort of learning on my own. I wrote a small function to help me find the latest file in a directory. Taking a step back, it reads a bit janky and I was curious what steps ...
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File presence check for an automated workflow

I am working on a script for an automated workflow. It expects a CSV and a disk image to be present in the directory that is supplied as args.input. I want to check for and handle every possible ...
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Auto move files to a sub folder with Ruby

I started writing a script to handle my file downloads in osx because they quickly pile up and it gets time consuming to do this manually by drag and drop. I am looking forward to get some feedback. <...
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Walking a directory in Haskell

I wrote a function that recursively walks a given directory. ...
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Frequency of words in all files of a directory using Future - Scala

I created a program to get frequency of word in all files in a directory using Future API ...
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File read/write methods

I'm using some simple files for caching and some basic user data. I was first just using file_put_contens and file_get_contents, ...
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Randomly choose a game executable from a folder 2.0

After asking Randomly choose a game executable from a folder, I applied the recommended changes. I also redesigned the program to make use of the MVVM (Model-View-Viewmodel) paradigm, using Prism 6.0. ...
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Bookshelf with Sorting, Categories and File I/O

I've been working on a project originally for school regarding object-oriented design, where I was supposed to write a class for a book and a bookshelf, and then have a driver class to add a couple ...
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List of Files in any Folder - Scala

I have written a code to count the number of files in a folder and if there are any folder inside folder it will count the files in that folder too. ...
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Applescript to change file extensions

I'm new at scripting, but I thought it would be handy to have a script that would change the extensions of selected files in Finder. I run this script from an automator service so that batch changing ...
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Randomly choose a game executable from a folder

I've written a Universal Windows Application which allows you to select a folder and shows the icon and name of a random executable from anywhere in that folder. The intent is to be a Game Roulette, ...
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Uncompress archive, check contents, add missing files, recompress archive

The code looks for the specified .tgz file, if it's not present, it creates it. It looks for files ending in .txt in the cwd and adds them to a list. It decompresses the gzip, checks for the .txt ...
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Perl recursive copy and move functions

I know a module like this already exists on CPAN, but I wanted to write my own simplified version that accepts wildcards in the input. I don't write many Perl modules so I figured I would post the ...
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File system manipulation helper

What do you think about this file system manipulation helper? There is an utility class Folder which I can use to define directory structure of my app: ...
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Reading entire contents of file at a given java.no.file.Path into a String

What I'm wanting to do is create a String readFile(Path filePath, Charset encoding) method, that returns the entire contents of a given file. I'm wanting the ...
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Scanning a directory and listing contents in an HTML file

My program simply accepts the name of a directory from the user, scans said directory and generates an HTML file that lists the contents. Is there any way that this can be improved? ...
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Write binary save file in Python

I'm fixed on the save file format. There are only three types of data: long (NumPy int32 array, independent of platform) ...
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Categorize episode-file names - Follow up

This is a follow up to this question. I have implemented changes to the code as they were suggested in the previous question and have made a few changes of my own. But it has been mentioned that the ...