I'm trying to rename some files in a directory using Python.
Say I have a file called
CHEESE_CHEESE_TYPE.*** and want to remove
CHEESE_ so my resulting filename would be
I'm trying to use the
os.path.split but it's not working properly. I have also considered using string manipulations, but have not been successful with that either.
os.rename(src, dst) to rename or move a file or a directory.
$ ls cheese_cheese_type.bar cheese_cheese_type.foo $ python >>> import os >>> for filename in os.listdir("."): ... if filename.startswith("cheese_"): ... os.rename(filename, filename[7:]) ... >>> $ ls cheese_type.bar cheese_type.foo
Here's a script based on your newest comment.
#!/usr/bin/env python from os import rename, listdir badprefix = "cheese_" fnames = listdir('.') for fname in fnames: if fname.startswith(badprefix*2): rename(fname, fname.replace(badprefix, '', 1))