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wittempj at hotmail.com wrote:
robert wrote:
I want to get the files and sizes and times etc. stats of a dir fast.
os.listdir & iterating with os.stat seems not to run at optimal speed for network folders. Is there a faster possibility? (both for Win & *nix ; best platform independent)
An alternative is to work with os.walk() it returns a generator - see
http://docs.python.org/lib/lib.html, and os.path.getsize(),
os.path.gettmtime() - see http://docs.python.org/lib/module-os.path.html
would be even slower - 2 or 3 (network) calls for each file. os.walk just uses listdir.

Robert

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