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Pathlib API extended to use fsspec backends

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Universal Pathlib

Universal Pathlib is a python library that aims to extend Python's built-in pathlib.Path api to use a variety of backend filesystems using fsspec



pip install universal_pathlib


conda install -c conda-forge universal_pathlib

Basic Usage

>>> from upath import UPath
>>> import s3fs

>>> s3path = UPath("s3://test_bucket") / "example.txt"
>>> s3path.stem
>>> s3path.suffix
>>> s3path.exists()
>>> s3path.read_text()
'Hello World'

For more examples, see the example notebook here

Currently supported filesystems (and schemes)

  • file: Local filessystem
  • memory: Ephemeral filesystem in RAM
  • az:, adl: and abfs: Azure Storage (requires adlfs to be installed)
  • http: and https: HTTP(S)-based filesystem
  • hdfs: Hadoop distributed filesystem
  • gs: and gcs: Google Cloud Storage (requires gcsfs to be installed)
  • s3: and s3a: AWS S3 (requires s3fs to be installed)
  • webdav+http: and webdav+https: WebDAV-based filesystem on top of HTTP(S) (requires webdav4[fsspec] to be installed)

Other fsspec-compatible filesystems may also work, but are not supported and tested. Contributions for new filesystems are welcome!


MIT License

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