[Python-ideas] Implementation of shutil.move

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Sun Aug 14 16:39:43 CEST 2011

Am 14.08.2011 16:09, schrieb David Townshend:
> It seems there's a second problem too - move on remote file systems use copy
> rather than rename, so changing the implementation means changing it for
> copy too, which is more difficult. Maybe the best option is to try to apply
> some sort of locking mechanism, but I can't see how right now.

Why do you think that move on remote file systems use copy? From past
experience and recent tests I can confirm that shutil.move() uses rename
on remote CIFS and NFS file systems.

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