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

Sandro Tosi sandro.tosi at gmail.com
Thu May 26 22:15:57 CEST 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 15:58, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 25 May 2011 09:41:46 -0400
> Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> I think it would be a nice feature, and I can see the conflict.  OT1H you want
>> to keep os.chown() a thin wrapper, but OTOH you'd rather not have to add a
>> new, arguably more difficult to discover, function.  Given those two choices,
>> I still think I'd come down on adding a new function and shutil.chown() seems
>> an appropriate place for it.
> +1 for shutil.chown().

and so shutil.chown() be it: http://bugs.python.org/issue12191

Currently, only the function for a single file is implemented, let's
look later what to do for a recursive one.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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