[Python-Dev] Pathlib enhancements - acceptable inputs and outputs for __fspath__ and os.fspath()

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Wed Apr 13 12:59:35 EDT 2016

On Apr 13 2016, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> (I'm not very good at keeping similar sounding functions separate --
> what's the difference between shutil.copy and shutil.copy2?  I have to
> look it up every time).

Well, "2" is more than "" (or 1), so copy2() copies *more* than copy() -
it includes the metadata. That always helps me.

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