os.chmod() question ?

Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Thu Apr 3 18:50:25 CEST 2003


On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 11:08:24PM -0800, Anand B Pillai wrote:
>
> [snip - differeing behavior of os.chmod on Windows and Linux]
> 
> Do I need to pass an octal integer as the second argument ?

  No.  But you do need to pass the right bits, and these are most commonly
selected by typing in an integer in octal base.  ;)  You seem to be aware
that 0777 is not the same as 777, so go ahead and throw the 0 in front. 
This should be required on Linux as well as Windows, so I'm not sure how you
got the results you did on Linux (I get -r----x--t when passing 777 to
chmod).

  Jp

> 
> Thanks
> Anand Pillai
> -- 
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list

-- 
Lowery's Law:
        If it jams -- force it.  If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
-- 
 up 14 days, 12:00, 4 users, load average: 0.00, 0.03, 0.00





More information about the Python-list mailing list