File

Collection of DIRAC useful file related modules.

Warning

By default on Error they return None.

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.checkGuid(guid)

Checks whether a supplied GUID is of the correct format. The guid is a string of 36 characters [0-9A-F] long split into 5 parts of length 8-4-4-4-12.

Warning

As we are using GUID produced by various services and some of them could not follow convention, this function is passing by a guid which can be made of lower case chars or even just have 5 parts of proper length with whatever chars.

Parameters

guid (string) – string to be checked

Returns

True (False) if supplied string is (not) a valid GUID.

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.convertSizeUnits(size, srcUnit, dstUnit)

Converts a number from a given source unit to a destination unit.

Example

In [1]: convertSizeUnits(1024, ‘B’, ‘kB’) Out[1]: 1

In [2]: convertSizeUnits(1024, ‘MB’, ‘kB’) Out[2]: 1048576

Parameters
  • size – number to convert

  • srcUnit – unit of the number. Any of ( ‘B’, ‘kB’, ‘MB’, ‘GB’, ‘TB’, ‘PB’)

  • dstUnit – unit expected for the return. Any of ( ‘B’, ‘kB’, ‘MB’, ‘GB’, ‘TB’, ‘PB’)

Returns

the size number converted in the dstUnit. In case of problem -sys.maxint is returned (negative)

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.generateGuid(checksum, checksumtype)

Generate a GUID based on the file checksum

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.getGlobbedFiles(files)

Get list of files or a single file. Globs the parameter to allow regular expressions.

Params list files

list or tuple of strings of files

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.getGlobbedTotalSize(files)

Get total size of a list of files or a single file. Globs the parameter to allow regular expressions.

Params list files

list or tuple of strings of files

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.getMD5ForFiles(fileList)

Calculate md5 for the content of all the files.

Parameters

fileList (list) – list of paths

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.getSize(fileName)

Get size of a file.

Parameters

fileName (string) – name of file to be checked

The os module claims only OSError can be thrown, but just for curiosity it’s catching all possible exceptions.

Warning

On any exception it returns -1.

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.makeGuid(fileName=None)

Utility to create GUID. If a filename is provided the GUID will correspond to its content’s hexadecimal md5 checksum. Otherwise a random seed is used to create the GUID. The format is capitalized 8-4-4-4-12.

Warning

Could return None in case of OSError or IOError.

Parameters

fileName (string) – name of file

DIRAC.Core.Utilities.File.mkDir(path)

Emulate ‘mkdir -p path’ (if path exists already, don’t raise an exception)

Protected creation of symbolic link