shutil.copy Problem

Justin Ezequiel justin.mailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 06:42:15 CEST 2007


On Mar 27, 11:10 am, David Nicolson <davidnicols... at hotmail.com>
wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I wasn't exactly sure where to send this, I don't know if it is a bug
> in Python or not. This is rare, but it has occurred a few times and
> seems to be reproducible for those who experience it.
>
> Examine this code:
>  >>> try:
>  >>>     shutil.copy("/file.xml","/Volumes/External/file.xml")
>  >>> except Exception, err:
>  >>>     print sys.exc_info()[0]
>  >>>     print err
>
> This is the output:
> exceptions.UnicodeDecodeError
> 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd6 in position 26: ordinal not in
> range(128)]
>
> What could the possible cause of this be? Shouldn't shutil simply be
> reading and writing the bytes and not character decoding them?
>
> Cheers,
> David

what if you try it without the try...except?
perhaps the UnicodeDecodeError is in the print...




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