Windows process ownership trouble

Tim Golden mail at
Thu Jun 26 19:51:20 CEST 2008

Tim Golden wrote:
> geoffbache wrote:
>> Tim,
>> Unfortunately my previous message was premature, it seems your
>> workaround doesn't work
>> either on my system (Windows XP, Python 2.5.1) I get the following
>> printed out
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "C:\TextTest\", line 12, in <module>
>>     os.remove ("filename")
>> WindowsError: [Error 32] The process cannot access the file because it
>> is being used by another process: 'filename'
>> close failed: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor

[... snip purported solution using pywin32 ...]

.... or maybe I should just stop talking rubbish and go home 
since that solution works even *without* the tweak to


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