predict directory write permission under windows?

Larry Bates lbates at
Mon Dec 13 16:03:48 CET 2004

My method isn't elegant, but I use tempfile to create a
tempfile in the directory (inside a try block).  If it
works, closing the file makes it go away.

Larry Bates
Syscon, Inc.

Qiangning Hong wrote:
> I want to know if I can write files into a directory before I actually 
> perferm the write behavor.  I found os.access(path, os.W_OK) but it uses 
> real uid/gid to check instead of euid/egid so it doesn't fit my problem.
> I don't know how to get euid/egid under windows so I cannot use the mode 
> infomation returned by os.stat().
> Anybody give me a hint?

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