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Python: Sort files by date

Python Basic: Exercise-70 with Solution

Write a Python program to sort files by date.

Sample Solution-1:

Python Code:

import glob
import os

files = glob.glob("*.txt")
files.sort(key=os.path.getmtime)
print("\n".join(files))

Sample Output:

result.txt
temp.txt
myfile.txt
mynewtest.txt
mytest.txt
abc.txt
test.txt 

Sample Solution-2:

Python Code:

import os
os.chdir('d:')
result = sorted(filter(os.path.isfile, os.listdir('.')), key=os.path.getmtime)
print('\n'.join(map(str, result)))

Sample Output:

msdia80.dll
eula.1028.txt
eula.1031.txt
eula.1033.txt
eula.1036.txt
eula.1040.txt
eula.1041.txt
eula.1042.txt
eula.2052.txt
eula.3082.txt
globdata.ini
install.ini
vcredist.bmp
install.exe
install.res.1028.dll
install.res.1031.dll
install.res.1033.dll
install.res.1036.dll
install.res.1040.dll
install.res.1041.dll
install.res.1042.dll
install.res.2052.dll
install.res.3082.dll
VC_RED.cab
VC_RED.MSI
hr
psr (Autosaved).xlsx
share-mutualfund.xlsx
sqlite3.dll
sqlite3.def
abcd.txt
visustin.txt
index.html
script.js
LICENSE
java-array-exercise-flowchart-35.png
Main.java
ezgif.com-gif-maker.png
computer.png
How To Use Sets in Python (Python Tutorial .mp4
w3resource-logo.png
math_expression_commands.txt
5C90A0D8.tmp
Dreamweaver 8.zip
Dreamweaver8-en.zip
pandas-series-loc-7 (2).zip
Local Disk (C) - Shortcut.lnk
BMCASSET.zip
psr.xlsx

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