listdir reports [Error 1006] The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid

Per Olav Kroka per.olav.kroka at ericsson.com
Thu Jan 8 08:58:34 CET 2009


FYI: the '/*.*' is part of the error message returned. 

-----Original Message-----
From: chris at rebertia.com [mailto:chris at rebertia.com] On Behalf Of Chris
Rebert
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 6:40 PM
To: Per Olav Kroka
Cc: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: listdir reports [Error 1006] The volume for a file has been
externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid

> PS: Why does the listdir() function add '*.*' to the path?

Don't know what you're talking about. It doesn't do any globbing or add
"*.*" to the path. Its exclusive purpose is to list the contents of a
directory, so /in a sense/ it does add "*.*", but then not adding "*.*"
would make the function completely useless given its purpose.

> PS2: Why does the listdir() function add '/*.*' to the path on windows

> and not '\\*.*' ?

You can use either directory separator (\ or /) with the Python APIs on
Windows. r"c:\WINDOWS\" works just as well as "c:/WINDOWS/".

Cheers,
Chris

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