How to validate if a file is executable in Python

File validation is an important cog in any project that handles large file volumes. This truth is multiplied if user submissions are in play. So what’s an easy method for telling if a file is executable or not? The easiest would be using an API, as you see here.

Start with installation:

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

The next thing to do is call validate_document_executable_validation, which needs to be done via an API instance. Here’s how to set that up:

from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom cloudmersive_convert_api_client.rest import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ValidateDocumentApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.try:# Validate if a file is executableapi_response = api_instance.validate_document_executable_validation(input_file)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ValidateDocumentApi->validate_document_executable_validation: %s\n" % e)

Pop the champagne because we are already done. Easy. If you need additional validation options, we offer a wide range in our separate Validate API, which can handle email and mailing addresses, names, countries, and URLs.

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