[Python-Dev] Adding test.support.safe_rmpath()

Giampaolo Rodola' g.rodola at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 10:10:48 EST 2019

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 2:27 PM Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>

> On 13 Feb 2019, at 13:24, Giampaolo Rodola' <g.rodola at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> after discovering os.makedirs() has no unit-tests (
> https://bugs.python.org/issue35982) I was thinking about working on a PR
> to increase the test coverage of fs-related os.* functions. In order to do
> so I think it would be useful to add a convenience function to "just delete
> something if it exists", regardless if it's a file, directory, directory
> tree, etc., and include it into test.support module.
> Something like shutil.rmtree() with ignore_errors=True?

shutil.rmtree() is about directories and can't be used against files.
support.rmpath() would take a path (meaning anything) and try to remove it.

Giampaolo - http://grodola.blogspot.com
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