weird problem with os.chmod

James Colannino james at
Sat Nov 12 01:53:40 CET 2005

James Colannino wrote:

>So then I entered the command print 0600, and saw that the 
>actual number being output was 384 (why would it output 384?!)

Ok, so further research revealed that 0600 is actually the octal 
representation for 384 (which makes sense.)  So then, I guess my 
question would have to be, is there a way for me to make Python aware 
that the 0600 I'm passing to int() is octal and not decimal so that I 
will get 384 instead of 600?


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