[Python-Dev] Extending os.chown() to accept user/group names

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Wed May 25 19:37:26 CEST 2011

On 5/25/2011 1:17 PM, Victor Stinner wrote:
> Le mercredi 25 mai 2011 à 18:46 +0200, Charles-François Natali a écrit :
>> While we're at it, adding a "recursive" argument to this shutil.chown
>> could also be useful.
> I don't like the idea of a recursive flag. I would prefer a "map-like"
> function to "apply" a function on all files of a directory. Something
> like shutil.apply_recursive(shutil.chown)...
> ... maybe with options to choose between deep-first search and
> breadth-first search, filter (filenames, file size, files only,
> directories only, other attributes?), directory before files (may be
> need for chmod(0o000)), etc.

You can do all of this with an appropriate application of os.walk().


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