stat st_rdev in python
glassy at esus.cs.montana.edu
Sat Jul 28 00:08:36 CEST 2001
Is there a way to find out unix device major/minor numbers
_in_ Python 2.1, without using an external C module or program?
The tuple returned by os.stat() does not return the stat
st_rdev field, which contains the information I need.
I see two options: either write my own binding to stat(2)
or do something like a popen on /bin/ls. These both work,
though neither is attractive. It'd be nice if there were
an unaldulterated posix module that I could call and get
what everything that stat(2) would return.
Thanks in advance, and thanks particularly to all the Python
developers for making the language a pleasure to work with!
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