File and Directory Access
The modules described in this chapter deal with disk files and directories. For example, there are modules for reading the properties of files, manipulating paths in a portable way, and creating temporary files. The full list of modules in this chapter is:
.. toctree:: pathlib.rst os.path.rst fileinput.rst stat.rst filecmp.rst tempfile.rst glob.rst fnmatch.rst linecache.rst shutil.rst
.. seealso:: Module :mod:`os` Operating system interfaces, including functions to work with files at a lower level than Python :term:`file objects <file object>`. Module :mod:`io` Python's built-in I/O library, including both abstract classes and some concrete classes such as file I/O. Built-in function :func:`open` The standard way to open files for reading and writing with Python.