newbie permission problem

Sol Mumey smumeyyahoocom at add.dots
Sun Oct 3 09:00:19 CEST 2004

Ann wrote:
> I am new to python. I have a small program that
> deletes small jpeg files, but I am getting a
> permission error, even though I am the owner of the
> file and the directory has 777 permission. I have
> WIN XP Pro. I have mks toolkit "ls" command.
> Login name is "Philip"
> -------------
> 36      45      border_l_r2_c3.gif is tiny      <- printed by program
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "C:\", line 28, in ?
>     os.remove(d) # delete the tiny files
> OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'border_l_r2_c3.gif'
> C:\>ls -ld . border_l_r2_c3.gif
> drwxrwsrwx   1 Philip   None     0 Oct  2 23:40 .
> -rwxrwxrwa   1 Philip   None   398 Oct  2 22:42 border_l_r2_c3.gif
Are you sure that the unix-style permission reported by ls are 
reflecting the true permissions (and read only attribute) on the file. 
We use Cygwin at work, at the permissions reported by ls, etc. are 
meaningless with our installation (though that need not be the case with 
Cygwin). From the commandline I think you can check/set this with 
attrib.exe, if a bunch need to be checked/changed.

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