copy file over LAN

Astan Chee stanc at
Thu Mar 27 07:11:13 CET 2008

Well, the solution seems to be something like (windows only)
import os
import os.path
import shutil
import sys
import win32wnet

def wnet_connect(host, username, password):
    unc = ''.join(['\\\\', host])
        win32wnet.WNetAddConnection2(0, None, unc, None, username, password)
    except Exception, err:
        if isinstance(err, win32wnet.error):
            # Disconnect previous connections if detected, and reconnect.
            if err[0] == 1219:
                win32wnet.WNetCancelConnection2(unc, 0, 0)
                return wnet_connect(host, username, password)
        raise err

if __name__ == '__main__':

    node = hostname
    dst = r'C:\temp\destination__'
    dst += node + r'.txt'
    shutil.copyfile(r'\\' + node + r'\c$\temp\\al_lsf_log',dst)

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> En Thu, 27 Mar 2008 00:34:20 -0300, Astan Chee <stanc at> escribió:
>> I have a file on another machine on the local network (my machine and
>> local machines are on windows) and I want to copy it locally. Now the
>> machine requires authentication and when I try to do a
>> import shutil
>> shutil.copy(r'\\remotemachine\c$\temp\filename',r'C:\folder\test.txt')
>> and it gives me a IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: error, which I
>> expect. How do I provide authentication to copy this file?
> Probably there are other ways, but the "net use" command looks easy  
> enough. Execute "net help use | more" in a console to see the right syntax.
> Use the subprocess module to run the command from inside Python.

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