Bios calls in Python?
m.bless at gmx.de
Thu Jun 7 22:01:29 CEST 2001
>> What about DOS calls?
>> I know the DOS interrupt "get truename of a file" still exists, and
>> that's exactly what I'm looking for. (In case of substituted drives).
>> But I don't know how to call from Python.
>>This will only work on 95/98/Me. It will not work on NT/2K/XP.
Are you sure? Does that mean my oh so very important dos application
(no joke) won't run with XP any more?
>There is definitely a Win32 API call that will do this on all those
Ha, I'd love to see it!
>Depending on exactly what you want, this is probably
>GetFullPathName, which is wrapped in the win32api library.
Unfortunately IT'S NOT GetFullPathName. The business is not expanding
from relative to absolute, like in:
win32api.GetFullPathName('m:\\') -> 'm:\\'
but from substituted to unsubstituted:
rem Working dos example:
m:>truename m:\x.bat -> c:\somewhere\x.bat
It's a pity I don't have it. The idea is to have something like
os.samefile() on the windows platform. I'd like to prevent accidental
overwriting of files.
So the questions is still open.
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