[docs] [issue12183] Python does not support lutime() function

Марк Коренберг report at bugs.python.org
Thu May 26 06:42:00 CEST 2011

New submission from Марк Коренберг <socketpair at gmail.com>:

The API utime() is not available for symbolic links.
However, with kernel 2.6.22 lutimes() API allowed setting times on atime and mtime on symbolic links.

Neither python 2.7 nor 3.4 support lutime() syscall.
So imlpementation of shutil.copy2() and shutil.copystat() under question for symlinks. Also it's not clear in documentation behaviour of these functions on symlinks.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation, Library (Lib)
messages: 136928
nosy: docs at python, mmarkk
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Python does not support lutime() function
type: feature request
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.4

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