File reading across network (windows)

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Tue Aug 12 08:49:29 CEST 2008


Prof. William Battersea schrieb:
> Hello,
> 
> Suppose I have a Vista machine called VISTA and an XP machine called
> XP in a workgroup named WORKGROUP. Physically they're connected to a
> router and I can see lists of public and shared files on each of them.
> How do I address these for IO?
> 
> A search suggested that the form open(r"\\server\folder\folder"), but
> I tried many combinations guessing what it wants for that path in my
> case (r"\\WORKGROUP\VISTA", "\\VISTA\PUBLIC", etc), and none have
> worked so far.

You need to create network shares in windows first. Once these are 
established, *all* programs using file-IO - including python - can 
access files.

Diez



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