File Permissions

Juho Schultz juho.schultz at
Fri Mar 10 15:43:15 CET 2006

VJ wrote:
> Hi All
> Basically i want to write into a file .If the permissions are not there
> then print a error message.
> How do i achive this ???
> Thanks,
> VJ

One way would be a try-except block, and leave the permission checking 
error message generation, etc. to the operating system.

     outfile = file(outfilename,"w")
except IOError, errormsg
     print "Could not write to file %s: %s" % (outfilename, errormsg)

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