how do i check if a file exists with python?

Moshe Zadka moshez at zadka.site.co.il
Sun Dec 31 16:21:31 CET 2000


On Fri, 29 Dec 2000 09:30:38 +0100, "Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote:

> When somebody asks how to determine whether a file exists, it IS quite
> likely that what they mean is something different
...
> It's unlikely, although of course possible, that 'actual existence'
> is exactly what one needs to determine

In that case, on a typical OS (even Windows-like, although it's more
pronounced on UNIX) one *can't* know the answer, in general. Consider
stuff like unreadable directories, for example.

files-are-like-schroedinger-cat-so-you-better-be-ready-for-anything-
when-you-open-the-box-ly y'rs, Z.
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