Python – Get absolute paths of all files in a directory


How do I get the absolute paths of all the files in a directory that could have many sub-folders in Python?

I know os.walk() recursively gives me a list of directories and files, but that doesn't seem to get me what I want.

Best Solution

os.path.abspath makes sure a path is absolute. Use the following helper function:

import os

def absoluteFilePaths(directory):
    for dirpath,_,filenames in os.walk(directory):
        for f in filenames:
            yield os.path.abspath(os.path.join(dirpath, f))