In order to add website files into a Flask application using setuptools, I needed to recurse down several directories and grab HTML and CSS files.
This Python tip will show you how to get a list of files recursively.
First in order to solve this problem, we’re going to recursively get a list of directories.
from glob import glob directories = glob('/path/to/directory/**/', recursive=True)
Now we will go in each directory and grab the files,
data_files =  for directory in directories: data_files += list(filter(lambda x: x + '/' not in directories, glob(directory + '*')))
For setuptools, you would want the
data_files variable to be a list of tuples with module names and the files associated with them.
data_files =  directories = glob('path/to/files/**/', recursive=True) for directory in directories: files = list(filter(lambda x: x + '/' not in directories, glob(directory + "*"))) data_files.append((directory, files))
For setuptools don’t forget to