Including a directory using Pyinstaller

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Question :

Including a directory using Pyinstaller

All of the documentation for Pyinstaller talks about including individual files.
Is it possible to include a directory, or should I write a function to create the include array by traversing my include directory?

Answer #1:

I’m suprised that no one mentioned the official supported option using Tree():

https://stackoverflow.com/a/20677118/2230844

https://pyinstaller.readthedocs.io/en/stable/advanced-topics.html#the-toc-and-tree-classes

Answered By: denfromufa

Answer #2:

Paste the following after a = Analysis() in the spec file to traverse a directory recursively and add all the files in it to the distribution.

##### include mydir in distribution #######
def extra_datas(mydir):
    def rec_glob(p, files):
        import os
        import glob
        for d in glob.glob(p):
            if os.path.isfile(d):
                files.append(d)
            rec_glob("%s/*" % d, files)
    files = []
    rec_glob("%s/*" % mydir, files)
    extra_datas = []
    for f in files:
        extra_datas.append((f, f, 'DATA'))

    return extra_datas
###########################################

# append the 'data' dir
a.datas += extra_datas('data')
Answered By: styts

Answer #3:

What about just using glob?

from glob import glob
datas = []
datas += glob('/path/to/filedir/*')
datas += glob('/path/to/textdir/*.txt')
...

a.datas = datas
Answered By: jdi

Answer #4:

The problem is easier than you can imagine

try this:
--add-data="path/to/folder/*;."

hope it helps !!!

Answered By: leminhnguyenHUST

Answer #5:

Yes, you can just add directories to the Analysis object and they get copied across.

a = Analysis(['main.py'],
             datas = [('test/dir', 'test/dir')],
             ...)
Answered By: wedesoft

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