pathlib is an object-oriented, Python standard way to handle paths and filenames instead of manipulating strings.
pathlib.Path(), very obtuse and cumbersome code can be condensed to a single readable line–you may never need
pathlib is standard and supported throughout Python 3.6 natively, as well as in the SciPy stack and elsewhere.
Python 2/3 pathlib compatibility
Python standard library
pathlib can be used for Python 2.6, 2.7 and newer via
pip install pathlib2
You can thus use
pathlib correctly from Python 2.6 on up by putting in your
try: from pathlib import Path Path().expanduser() except (ImportError,AttributeError): from pathlib2 import Path
and then in your package
from . import Path
pathlib glob like GNU find
pathlib.Path.glob() recursively searches for files.
allpy = Path('~').expanduser().glob('*.py')
returns a generator that you can iterate over with a for loop, or enclose in
sorted() to get a list.