Fix Python – glob exclude pattern


Asked By – Anastasios Andronidis

I have a directory with a bunch of files inside: eee2314, asd3442 … and eph.

I want to exclude all files that start with eph with the glob function.

How can I do it?

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The pattern rules for glob are not regular expressions. Instead, they follow standard Unix path expansion rules. There are only a few special characters: two different wild-cards, and character ranges are supported [from pymotw: glob – Filename pattern matching].

So you can exclude some files with patterns.
For example to exclude manifests files (files starting with _) with glob, you can use:

files = glob.glob('files_path/[!_]*')

This question is answered By – Kenly

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