[Python-ideas] os.path.join() failure

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Oct 3 02:05:04 CEST 2007

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Aahz wrote:
>> cp -a foo bar
>> and
>> cp -a foo/ bar
>> The two are almost identical *except* when foo is a symlink to a
>> directory,
> Hm. I would call this a misfeature of the version of cp you're using.
> In Unix, a trailing slash is *never* supposed to be significant.

Well, it often is.  See e.g. man rsync.
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