[docs] typo in shutil.move documentation?

Charles Hamilton chamilton at dyercpa.com
Mon Mar 19 15:10:52 CET 2012

Hi! I believe I've found a typo in the documentation; specifically, 


_According to the docs:_

    Recursively move a file or directory (/src/) to another location
    If the destination is a directory or a symlink to a directory,
    then/src/is moved inside that directory.
    *The destination directory must not already exist.* If the
    destination already exists but is not a directory, it may be
    overwritten depending onos.rename()
    If the destination is on the current filesystem, thenos.rename()
    <http://docs.python.org/library/os.html#os.rename>is used.
    Otherwise,/src/is copied (usingshutil.copy2()
    to/dst/and then removed.
    New in version 2.3.


But that's not correct; if a directory doesn't exist before trying to 
move a file into it, shutil.move raises an IOError (as you'd expect). 
Please let me know if I'm not correct on this. Thanks!

Charles Hamilton
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