Selenium-Python find out when a download has completed

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I've used selenium to initiate a download. After the download is complete, certain actions need to be taken, is there any simple method to find out when a download is complete?

I am using the Firefox driver.
Sep 4, 2018 in Selenium by Martin
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There is no built-in to selenium way to wait for the download to be completed.

The general idea here would be to wait until a file would appear in your "Downloads" directory.

This might either be achieved by looping over and over again checking for file existence:

Check and wait until a file exists to read it:       

import os.path
import time

while not os.path.exists(file_path):

if os.path.isfile(file_path):
    # read file
    raise ValueError("%s isn't a file!" % file_path)

Hope this helps!!

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answered Sep 4, 2018 by Meci Matt
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edited Feb 7, 2020 by Gitika
File_path is downloads folder path ? or any other?

Hi Sudheer,

File_path work as a directory where the downloaded file will exist.

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