Accessing a file in a network drive (python under win32)
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Fri Jan 24 00:39:49 CET 2003
akineko at pacbell.net (Aki Niimura) wrote in message news:<b714b8de.0301220949.214886e at posting.google.com>...
> Hi everyone,
> I'm porting a program written in Unix to Windows environment.
> When I tried to open a file in a network drive (which is from SAMBA server)
> using tkFileDialog.askopenfile(), I got the following error message:
> IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '//Evelyn/ms_share/python_win32/jt
It depends on your current workdevice
is looking for the above directory on your current device
> However ...
> (1) It won't complain if I access a file in a local drive (ex) 'C:/config.sys'
Here you're searching config.sys explicitly on device C:
e.g saying os.chdir('d:')
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '\\windows'
because windows is on C:
helps and shows
> (2) I can open the file from IDLE Python Shell
> >>> fd = open('//Evelyn/ms_share/python_win32/jtag/t.py', 'r')
> Does anybody have an idea what is going on here?
> I'm not export on Windows. But why can't Windows be more like Unix?
I think before your open( ... ) command you changed your device.
> Any info would be highly appreciated.
open( 'C:\\windows\\system32') is equivalent to
open(r'C:\windows\system32') is equivalent to
The '\' is an escape-character to indicate
special characters as Tab: '\t', newline: '\n' etc. or
!!!!! Backslash: '\\' !!!!!
To avoid '\\' you can use so-called raw-strings which
start with an r' ... ' and you can write
Hope, I could help you
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