Safely renaming a file without overwriting

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Oct 29 00:17:38 CEST 2006

On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 16:48:37 +0200, Diez B. Roggisch wrote:

> Where does that help for new files? The OP was right in assuming that a 
> race condition could occur when he tests for a file & then tries to 
> create it, as in the meantime it could have been created.

Ah! "Race condition" -- that was the term I was looking for ... now maybe
I'll have some better results with Google.


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