Posted by: sureshamrita | July 5, 2009

Recursively removing empty directories using python


#!/usr/bin/python
import os
from os.path import join
def remEmptyDir(mypath):
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(mypath,topdown=False):
     for name in dirs:
         fname = join(root,name)
         if not os.listdir(fname): #to check wither the dir is empty
             print fname
             os.removedirs(fname)

remEmptyDir('/home/suresh/photos')

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Responses

  1. it does delete only bottom dirs. you’re left with bunch of directories containing other empty dirs.


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