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Thread: python 3 tqdm module deleting a directory

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    python 3 tqdm module deleting a directory

    Want a progress bar for deleting a directory

    errror i get is
    Python Version:  3.7.5 (default, Nov 20 2019, 09:21:52) 
    [GCC 9.2.1 20191008]
    OS Platform:  linux
    Removing Old Files
      0%|          | 0/100 [00:00<?, ?it/s]
      0%|          | 0/100 [00:00<?, ?it/s]
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/home/lance/plex/powershell/", line 30, in <module>
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/", line 485, in rmtree
        onerror(os.lstat, path, sys.exc_info())
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/", line 483, in rmtree
        orig_st = os.lstat(path)
    FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/lance/Documents/Music'
    my python code is
    from os import chdir         # os.chdir
    from os import getcwd        # os.getcwd
    from os import getenv        # os.getenv
    from os.path import isdir    # os.path.isdir
    from shutil import rmtree    # shutil.rmtree
    from sys import version
    from sys import platform
    from tqdm import tqdm
    print('Python Version: ', version)
    print('OS Platform: ', platform)
    if platform == 'linux':
        chdir(join(getenv('HOME'), 'Documents'))
        if isdir('/home/lance/Documents/Music'):
            print('Removing Old Files')
            for i in tqdm(range(0,100)):

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Lancs, United Kingdom
    Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: python 3 tqdm module deleting a directory

    The reason you are getting the error is this. Your for loop says to call rmtree 100 times with the same path. Once the first iteration of the loop completes successfully, the directory no longer exists. Therefore rmtree will fail during the second iteration of the loop.

    As far as I can see, shutil.rmtree doesn't provide any hooks for you to determine how many "steps" there are (e.g. count of files/directories) and to execute step N.


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