os.path.getsize() on Windows
p at ulmcnett.com
Fri Mar 21 22:09:39 CET 2008
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> def isGrowing(f, timeout):
>> ssize = os.path.getsize(f)
>> esize =os.path.getsize(f)
>> return esize != ssize
>> On windows, this returns the size of the file as it _will be_, not the
>> size that it currently is.
> Why do you say that? It most definitely returns what the size currently
> is, not what it will be in the future (how could it know, anyway).
I've seen this before, when copying a file in Windows. Windows reports
the size the file will be after the copy is complete (it knows, after
all, the size of the source file). I always thought this meant that
Windows is just much smarter than me, so I ignored it.
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