files = os.listdir(source) for f in files: shutil.move(os.path.join(source, f), dist)
In Python the files are moved by listing them calling the OS module and moving them using shutil.
This example creates 2 variables with the source and destination directories. The application lists the file in the source directory using os.listdir. Then for each of the files, the name is concatenated to the source directory and the move method is called.
import shutil import os source = './source' destination = './destination' files = os.listdir(source) for f in files: sourceFile = os.path.join( source, f) print( "Moving " + sourceFile + " to " + destination ) shutil.move(sourceFile, destination)
$ python moveFileDirectory.py Moving ./source\New Text Document.txt to ./destination
The method os.path.join is called to create the full path of the source file, this way the code can run on windows or unix systems.