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Virtual file system Python: Trees

In this course, we'll create a virtual file system and implement everyday operations for working with it, such as counting free space, searching for files and directories, etc. It is what the creation of this tree looks like:

from hexlet import fs

tree = fs.mkdir('etc', [
    fs.mkdir('consul', [

The mkdir here takes a list of children as the second parameter that can either be directories created by mkdir or files created by mkfile. The result is this structure:

├── bashrc
└── consul
    └── config.json

We can get any file structure by embedding mkdir and mkfile calls into other mkdirs. The root in this structure will be a directory, and the leaves may contain both files and empty directories. This structure is virtual, meaning we create zero files or directories. All the information about the file system is in the tree variable.

If you print it on the screen, we'll see the following contents:


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