Copy multiple files in Python


Question

How to copy all the files present in one directory to another directory using Python. I have the source path and the destination path as string.

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11/27/2018 6:18:26 AM

Accepted Answer

You can use os.listdir() to get the files in the source directory, os.path.isfile() to see if they are regular files (including symbolic links on *nix systems), and shutil.copy to do the copying.

The following code copies only the regular files from the source directory into the destination directory (I'm assuming you don't want any sub-directories copied).

import os
import shutil
src_files = os.listdir(src)
for file_name in src_files:
    full_file_name = os.path.join(src, file_name)
    if os.path.isfile(full_file_name):
        shutil.copy(full_file_name, dest)
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5/22/2019 7:12:38 AM

If you don't want to copy the whole tree (with subdirs etc), use or glob.glob("path/to/dir/*.*") to get a list of all the filenames, loop over the list and use shutil.copy to copy each file.

for filename in glob.glob(os.path.join(source_dir, '*.*')):
    shutil.copy(filename, dest_dir)

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