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File properties


When used with the Describe function, a File returns a dataType of "File".

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File properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script displays some Describe Object Properties for a file.

import arcpy

# Create a Describe object
desc = arcpy.Describe("C:/data/Install.log")

# Print some Describe Object properties for the file
print("Data Type: " + desc.dataType)
print("Path:      " + desc.path)
print("Base Name: " + desc.baseName)
print("Extension: " + desc.extension)

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