[Python-Dev] Special file "nul" in Windows and os.stat

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Oct 30 22:10:18 CET 2007

>> My question now is what specific kernel32 functions Python 2.4
>> calls to determine that NUL is a file; before that question
>> is sufficiently answered, I don't think any action should be
>> taken.
> os.path.exist() in win32 just calls os.stat() and decides it doesn't
> exist if an error is returned. os.stat() uses the vcrt stat()in 2.4,
> but 2.5 implements it directly in terms of win32 api to deal with
> limitations in the vcrt implementation.

That doesn't really answer the question, though - you merely state
that Python 2.4 calls the CRT, but then my question is still what
kernel32 functions are called to have stat on NUL succeed.

> Interestingly, plain old GetFileAttributes() works, and returns

What about the other attributes (like modification time, size, etc)?


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