[New-bugs-announce] [issue24609] shutil.copytree fails with symlinks to directories when symlink=False
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Fri Jul 10 23:22:21 CEST 2015
New submission from Thomas Kluyver:
shutil.copytree behaves differently with symlinks depending on the 'symlinks' parameter. If this is True, symlinks are replicated in the destination. If False, the contents of the targets are copied to the destination.
With symlinks=False, it currently assumes that all symlinks are pointing to regular files. With a symlink to a directory, it tries to copy it using the file copy function, which fails with:
[Errno 21] Is a directory: '/tmp/tmpouavxt1u/link_to_dir'"
The attached patch adds an isdir() check to use copytree instead in that case. A test is also added.
components: Library (Lib)
title: shutil.copytree fails with symlinks to directories when symlink=False
versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file39892/shutil_copytree_symlink_dir.patch
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