easy filecopy? - JPython?

Fred L. Drake fdrake at cnri.reston.va.us
Tue Jun 15 19:20:39 CEST 1999

Gordon McMillan writes:
 > Last I recall (a while ago), os.chmod() doesn't work on Win9* and 
 > acts as a noop on WinNT under CPython. This might explain why the 
 > functionality isn't there in Java?

  This certainly would make sense.  The question becomes "If os.chmod
doesn't exist, should shutil.copy() fail?"  I'm not at all sure what
the answer is, but I can see it going either way.  shutil.copymode()
and shutil.copystat() should certainly fail, but it's not at all clear 
that shutil.copy() should.
  Someone more aware of the Java/JPython issues than myself should
make the call; I seem only to start up JPython when a thread like this 
pops up.  ;-)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.	     <fdrake at acm.org>
Corporation for National Research Initiatives

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