os.path.getsize() on Windows

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Mar 21 22:17:00 CET 2008

>> 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.

No, I really think the target file has its size right from the


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