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Create a random file/directory tree/structure in python fortesting purposes.

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Create a random file and directory tree/structure for testing purposes.


AnkiPandas can be installed with the python package manager:

pip3 install randomfiletree

For a local installation, you might want to use the --user switch of pip. You can also update your current installation with pip3 install --upgrade ankipandas.

For the latest development version you can also work from a cloned version of this repository:

git clone
cd randomfiletree
pip3 install --user .


Command line interface:

randomfiletree <folder> -f <file creation probability> -d <directory creation probability> -r <repeat>

Type randomfiletree -h to see all supported arguments.

If the executable is not in your path after installation, you can also use python3 -m randomfiletree <arguments as above>.

import randomfiletree

randomfiletree.create_random_tree("/path/to/basedir", nfiles=2.0, nfolders=0.5, maxdepth=5, repeat=4)

Randomfiletree will now crawl through all directories in /path/to/basedir and create new files with a probability

Take a look at the documentation to find out more about the additional functionality provided.


This software is lienced under the MIT license.

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