[Python-Dev] My summary of the scandir (PEP 471)

Jonas Wielicki j.wielicki at sotecware.net
Tue Jul 1 20:45:22 CEST 2014

On 01.07.2014 17:30, Ben Hoyt wrote:
>> No need for a microsecond-timed deletion -- a directory with +r but
>> without +x will allow you to list the entries, but stat calls on the
>> files will fail with EPERM:
> Ah -- very good to know, thanks. This definitely points me in the
> direction of wanting better control over error handling.
> Speaking of errors, and thinking of handling errors during iteration
> -- in what cases (if any) would an individual readdir fail if the
> opendir succeeded?

readdir(3) manpage suggests that readdir can only fail if an invalid
directory fd was passed.


> -Ben

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