shutil.move has a mind of its own

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Tue Jan 11 01:11:04 EST 2005

"Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy)" <tdelaney at> wrote in message
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Daniel Bickett wrote:

> >     shutil.move( "C:\omg.txt" , "C:\folder\subdir" )
                      ^              ^^     ^
> The problem is that backslash is the escape character. In particular,
> '\f' is a form feed.

> You have a couple of options:

You can also include an r to make it a raw string if extra or reversed
slashes look odd

shutil.move( r"C:\omg.txt" , r"C:\folder\subdir" )

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