Saturday, June 26, 2010

PyFilesystem and "filepath": abstracting the file-system in Python

PyFilesystem 0.3 released

Will McGugan: I am pleased to announce a new version of PyFilesystem (0.3), which is a Python module that provides a common interface to many kinds of filesystem. Basically it provides a way of working with files and directories that is exactly the same, regardless of how and where the file information is stored. Even if you don't plan on working with anything other than the files and directories on your hard-drive, PyFilesystem can simplify your code and reduce the potential of error.

PyFilesystem is a joint effort by myself and Ryan Kelly, who has created a number of new FS implementations such as Amazon S3 support and Secure FTP, and some pretty cool features such as FUSE support and Django storage integration.

[MMMG: Compare this to "filepath 0.1" from Jp Calderone]

Jp Calderone: I'm happy to announce the initial release of filepath.

filepath is an abstract interface to the filesystem. It provides APIs for path name manipulation and for inspecting and modifying the filesystem (for example, renaming files, reading from them, etc). filepath's APIs are intended to be easier than those of the standard library os.path module to use correctly and safely.

filepath is a re-packaging of the twisted.python.filepath module independent from Twisted (except for the test suite which still depends on Twisted Trial).

The low number of this release reflects the newness of this packaging. The implementation is almost entirely mature and well tested in real-world situations from its time as part of Twisted.

You can find the package on PyPI or Launchpad:

MMMG: This is all great stuff. From what I saw, the API of PyFilesystem seems like the winner, at least to my eyes. I will steal the best code from "filepath" to augment my personal version of PyFilesystem, then I will see what I can contribute back to these two wonderful projects.
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