26 de septiembre de 2014
Get file extension from filename with Python
Several times I had to put some code together some Python code to get the extension from a filename.
It was required for it to work OK with complex extensions, like ".tar.gz", and remain functional when you have dots in the filename, like in this case: "some.filename.1.v2.tar.gz".
After trying several options, the one that did the trick was using regular expressions, wrapped in a little function.
Here the case for keeping the ".", and getting the extension in the fashion ".tar.gz" or ".png":
Here the case for not keeping the ".", and getting the extension in the fashion "tar.gz" or "png":
Et voilà! :D