String with path operations.
pathstring is a very small module that provides only one class (pathstring.Path) which is a string with support for path operations. Technically, it subclasses str and delegates path related operations to pathlib.Path.
Differences from pathlib paths are:
- Paths are strings, no need to cast them to strings.
- No distinction between “pure” and “concrete” paths.
- No explicit distinction between Posix and Windows paths, but paths are always “native” to their platform.
- Adds a Path.rmtree() method which invokes shutil.rmtree() on the path. Actually, since paths are strings, shutil.rmtree(path) will also work.
- Adds a strict parameter to the Path.relative_to() method which, when set to False, will also navigate “up” in the hierarchy.
- No support for case-insensitive comparisons on Windows.
- No Path.replace() method since it would cause confusion with str.replace().
Features are tested extensively against pathlib documentation to guarantee compatibility.
Copyright (C) 2019 H. Turgut Uyar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pathstring is released under the BSD license. Read the included LICENSE.txt file for details.
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