[New-bugs-announce] [issue22080] Add windows_helper module helper

Claudiu Popa report at bugs.python.org
Sat Jul 26 14:39:33 CEST 2014

New submission from Claudiu Popa:

Hi. This patch adds a new test helper module, initially added in issue21518, for controlling various aspects on Windows platform, like acquiring / releasing privileges etc. At the same time, it contains a modification in test.support.skip_unless_symlink, so that it tries to acquire the privilege, failing otherwise. The only downside is that acquiring SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege is only possible for admins and it seems to be that they have the privilege by default. On the other hand, for SeBackupPrivilege must be explicitly acquired, so the purpose of this module isn't redundant.

The part of acquiring a privilege using ctypes is based on similar code by Jason R. Coombs.

components: Tests
files: windows_helper.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 224050
nosy: Claudiu.Popa, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Add windows_helper module helper
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.5
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file36108/windows_helper.patch

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