File reading across network (windows)

Prof. William Battersea williambattersea at
Tue Aug 12 05:48:21 CEST 2008


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.


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