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Python Python for File Systems Manipulation Purging

K.D. Harris
K.D. Harris
11,223 Points

Stuck on the purging objective

in case it helps, I get the following error:

FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '2003-12-07-L0JNT.txt'

purging.py
import os

def delete_by_date(string):
    string = '-'.join(string.split('-')[:-1]) 
    for each_file in os.listdir("backups"):
        if string in each_file:
            os.remove(each_file)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,179 Points

You are very close! The input string does not need to be modified. The error is in the argument to os.remove. Remember to prefix the each_file with the "backups" using os.path.join

i guess we are to assume we are not working in the 'backups dir'