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 2:mod:`dircache` --- Cached directory listings
 3=============================================
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 5.. module:: dircache
 6   :synopsis: Return directory listing, with cache mechanism.
 7   :deprecated:
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 9.. deprecated:: 2.6
10   The :mod:`dircache` module has been removed in Python 3.0.
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13.. sectionauthor:: Moshe Zadka <moshez@zadka.site.co.il>
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16The :mod:`dircache` module defines a function for reading directory listing
17using a cache, and cache invalidation using the *mtime* of the directory.
18Additionally, it defines a function to annotate directories by appending a
19slash.
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21The :mod:`dircache` module defines the following functions:
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24.. function:: reset()
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26   Resets the directory cache.
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29.. function:: listdir(path)
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31   Return a directory listing of *path*, as gotten from :func:`os.listdir`. Note
32   that unless *path* changes, further call to :func:`listdir` will not re-read the
33   directory structure.
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35   Note that the list returned should be regarded as read-only. (Perhaps a future
36   version should change it to return a tuple?)
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39.. function:: opendir(path)
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41   Same as :func:`listdir`. Defined for backwards compatibility.
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44.. function:: annotate(head, list)
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46   Assume *list* is a list of paths relative to *head*, and append, in place, a
47   ``'/'`` to each path which points to a directory.
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49::
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51   >>> import dircache
52   >>> a = dircache.listdir('/')
53   >>> a = a[:] # Copy the return value so we can change 'a'
54   >>> a
55   ['bin', 'boot', 'cdrom', 'dev', 'etc', 'floppy', 'home', 'initrd', 'lib', 'lost+
56   found', 'mnt', 'proc', 'root', 'sbin', 'tmp', 'usr', 'var', 'vmlinuz']
57   >>> dircache.annotate('/', a)
58   >>> a
59   ['bin/', 'boot/', 'cdrom/', 'dev/', 'etc/', 'floppy/', 'home/', 'initrd/', 'lib/
60   ', 'lost+found/', 'mnt/', 'proc/', 'root/', 'sbin/', 'tmp/', 'usr/', 'var/', 'vm
61   linuz']
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