Is os.lstat available on all platforms?

Giampaolo Rodola' gnewsg at
Thu Nov 29 22:17:43 CET 2007

Hi there.
In a code of mine I'd like to use os.lstat whenever possible.
My only concern is if it's available on all platforms.
It could be safe using always os.lstat instead of:

except AttributeError:

As far as I know where symlinks are not supported os.lstat should be
an alias for os.stat but I'm not 100% sure.

More information about the Python-list mailing list