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Archived:How to handle file metadata in PySymbian

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Devices(s): Nokia N95, Nokia E90
Platform(s): S60 1st Edition, S60 2nd Edition, S60 3rd Edition
Keywords: os
Created: (17 Apr 2008)
Last edited: bogdan.galiceanu (06 Dec 2008)


This snippet shows how to read file metadata in Python.

Source code

import os, time
#Get the information for a file
statinfo = os.stat("C:\\Python\\ball.py")
#Display it
print "Size: " + str(statinfo.st_size)
print "Last modified: " + time.strftime("%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S", time.localtime(statinfo.st_mtime))
print "Protection bits: " + str(statinfo.st_mode)
print "Inode number: " + str(statinfo.st_ino)
print "Device: " + str(statinfo.st_dev)
print "Number of hard links: " + str(statinfo.st_nlink)
print "User ID of owner: " + str(statinfo.st_uid)
print "Group ID of owner: " + str(statinfo.st_gid)


The information about the file is displayed.

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