[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Lib/test test_shutil.py, 1.10, 1.11

Johannes Gijsbers jlg at dds.nl
Tue Dec 7 23:52:45 CET 2004

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 02:54:50PM +0000, Michael Hudson wrote:
> Is that really the best way to check for root?  It may be, I guess,
> but I'd have expected os.geteuid() to be more reliable...

Ah yes, I suppose it is. I'll change it tomorrow night if no Unix-guru
steps up with an alternative solution.
> Or is it os.getuid()?  I always get confused by these functions...

Based on my reading of the difference between geteuid and getuid, I'd go
for geteuid.



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