In case you're interested: I got the first part of my program to run and give good outputs! Yay! Thanks for all your help, everyone. It took me a while to write these basic lines of code but I learned a lot in the process and I am eager to apply what I learned to the hard part of my program next. But first...
My problem: I want to script a code that will delete all the working directories created by my program.
I've got this code:
# This script is meant to be used to clear the working directories for a particular # map file. The user selects the map file they are trying to use the program with # and this program deletes the working folders bearing the name of the .MXD file. # This is a tool meant to clean the slate in case write errors are encountered during # tool operation. #### _______________IMPORT MODULES_________________### import os import shutil ### ________________SET ENVIRONMENTS__________________### # Set Map Document MapLoc = r"C:\Users\Rachael Johnson\Documents\GradWork\GIS\LakeRidge\LRpythontest.mxd" # Establish paths WorkPath = MapLoc[:-4] path, filename = os.path.split(MapLoc) GDBpath = MapLoc[:-4] + ".gdb" TabPath = r"C:\outputtable" "\\" ProjFolder = TabPath + filename[:-4] ### __________________DELETE PATHS ASSOCIATED WITH MXD___________ ### print("Time to delete") if os.path.exists(WorkPath): print("deleting...") try: shutil.rmtree(WorkPath) except: raise else: print("No such path:" + WorkPath) print("Deleted working and scratch folders in the MXD location:" + path) shutil.rmtree(ProjFolder) print("Deleted the project table output folder in" + TabPath) shutil.rmtree(GDBpath) print("Deleted the project geodatabase in the MXD location:" + path)
I've also tried this code without the if statement--just shutil.rmtree(path)-- and I have the same problem. I even tried "ignore_errors=True". Same thing. I have two more directories I'd like to remove but I guess I should get just one working first.
I run this code and don't get any errors but the folder deletion doesn't happen either. I added the if statement and print statements to see where the hang-up was and it doesn't even print "Time to delete", which tells me it isn't even reading the code for some reason?? I'm at a loss for what to do.
EDIT: I am running Windows 8.1. My code is in Python 2.7 or whatever version is currently used for ArcGIS 10.3. I am running my code from PyCharm Professional v 4.0.6