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PyCharm SyntaxError: Invalid syntax
#1
Hi,

I'm going through the tutorial of the coding app "Mimo" on my iPhone. Part of the tutorial involves trying out the PyCharm Community Edition.

I am using a PC. I have written the following code:

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import os
from datetime import datetime
folder = r"C:\Users\JakobS\Desktop\Photos for Python project"
location = input("Photo location:")
files = os.listdir(folder)
for filename in files:
if not
filename.startswith('.'):
file = os.path.join(folder,filename)
m_time = os.path.getmtime(file)
real_time = datetime.fromtimestamp(m_time)
f_time = datetime.strftime(real_time,"%Y%m%d_%H%M%S")
new_filename = f_time + "" + location + ".png"
new_file = os.path.join(folder,new_filename)
os.rename(file,new_file)

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I get the following error, though:
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C:\Users\JakobS\PycharmProjects\rename_files\venv\Scripts\python.exe C:/Users/JakobS/PycharmProjects/rename_files/renamer.py
File "C:/Users/JakobS/PycharmProjects/rename_files/renamer.py", line 7
if not
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Process finished with exit code 1
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Could anybody help me with this?

Thanks in advance

Kasper Mikkelsen
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#2
First, please re-post code between code  tags, see BBCODE
Next, use shift-ctrl-v to paste code as it will preserve indentation (most important)

Your code cannot properly be tested until above is completed.
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#3
Sorry! Please find the code below, I hope this makes better sense.

import os
from datetime import datetime
folder = r"C:\Users\JakobS\Desktop\Photos for Python project"
location = input("Photo location:")
files = os.listdir(folder)
for filename in files:
    if not
filename.startswith('.'):
    file = os.path.join(folder,filename)
    m_time = os.path.getmtime(file)
    real_time = datetime.fromtimestamp(m_time)
    f_time = datetime.strftime(real_time,"%Y%m%d_%H%M%S")
    new_filename = f_time + "" + location + ".png"
    new_file = os.path.join(folder,new_filename)
    os.rename(file,new_file)
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#4
    if not
filename.startswith('.'):
must be changed to:
    if not filename.startswith('.'):
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#5
Worked like a charm, thanks a lot Larz, you rock!
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