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Convenient File Handling Library

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Py7File wraps and unifies the python stdlib file handling modules with a simple and intuitive high-level api.

Think: os.path, shutil etc. via object based method access.

Author: Titusz ( Source Code: License: BSD


Use easy_install or pip:

pip install py7file


Here some hopefully self explaining examples of Py7File usage:

from py7file import Py7File

the_file = Py7File('a_file.txt')

# Copy and Move
copied_file = the_file.copy('d_file.txt')  # copied_file is also a Py7file
the_file.move('moved_file.txt')  # moves the file and mutates the reference

# Backup and Restore
the_file.backup()  # creates a_file_backup_001.txt
the_file.backup()  # creates a_file_backup_002.txt
the_file.delete()  # removes a_file.txt from disk (ups...)
the_file.restore() # recovers file from a_file_backup_002.txt

# Unzip and Rezip
zfile = Py7File('')
zfile.unzip() # creates a subfolder a_file with contents of zipfile
zfile.rezip() # repackages subfolder a_file to

See for more examples.


To run the tests:



Alpha - Use at own risk…


As a started learning programming with python I found the different modules for handling files very confusing and cumbersome to use. While writing my first scripts I found myself writing os.path.join(…) way to often. I still keep mixing up os and shutil based file operations like copy, move, rename. So I started this little module to make things easier…



Release date: 08-May-2011

  • Fixed for tests on OSX


Release date: 08-May-2011

  • Initial release

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