[New-bugs-announce] [issue14094] nt.realpath() should use GetFinalPathNameByHandle() when available

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Thu Feb 23 00:47:50 CET 2012

New submission from STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at gmail.com>:

nt.realpath() should use GetFinalPathNameByHandleW() when available, instead of GetFullPathNameW(), to resolve symlinks.

By the way, it's strange that Py_GetFinalPathNameByHandleW() is called with VOLUME_NAME_NT to get the buffer size, and then with VOLUME_NAME_DOS. Is it a bug?

    /* We have a good handle to the target, use it to determine the
       target path name. */
    buf_size = Py_GetFinalPathNameByHandleW(hFile, 0, 0, VOLUME_NAME_NT);

        return win32_error_object("GetFinalPathNameByHandle", po);

    target_path = (wchar_t *)malloc((buf_size+1)*sizeof(wchar_t));
        return PyErr_NoMemory();

    result_length = Py_GetFinalPathNameByHandleW(hFile, target_path,
                                                 buf_size, VOLUME_NAME_DOS);

See also issue #9333 (issue which added os.symlink() on Windows).

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 154018
nosy: brian.curtin, haypo, pitrou
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: nt.realpath() should use GetFinalPathNameByHandle() when available
versions: Python 3.3

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