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

Petri Lehtinen petri at digip.org
Wed May 25 20:03:39 CEST 2011

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)...

FWIW, the chown program (in GNU coreutils at least) has a -R flag for
recursive operation, and I've found it *extremely* useful on many


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