How can I loop through a fixed number of files within a directory with
glob.glob? If there's more than x files within that directory, I only want to loop through x and then exit the loop. How do I do this?
glob.iglob() to efficiently limit the number of results you can loop over:
from itertools import islice import glob x = 1000 limited_files = islice(glob.iglob('pattern.*'), x) for filename in limited_files: # handle filename
Even if there are many, way too many matches in a directory, you'll never handle more than the first 1000 matches, without creating several lists with matching filenames.