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Using Python pathlib for easy filesystem operations

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`pathlib` is a powerful built-in Python module which simplifies filesystem management over the commonly used `os` module. This pattern demonstrates some common use-cases.

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The built-in Python pathlib module provides clean and intuitive functionality for working with the filesystem.

Here, I'm showing a few common use-cases of pathlib. Firstly, the main class containing the pathlib functionality is Path. You can define an instance of a Path by instantiating it with a string representation of the path of interest (line #4). One great feature of Path is that it will automatically handle the idiosyncrasies of the operating system, so in general, code that is written with the Windows filesystem in mind (for example) can be easily ported to other operating systems, and vice-versa.

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