copytree with timeout in windows

Astan Chee astan.chee at
Tue Jul 7 02:56:55 EDT 2009

Tim Golden wrote:
> Astan Chee wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to modify the copytree function in shutil so that any file 
>> being copied does not take more than 5 minutes (if it does, skip to the 
>> next one). 
> One suggestion is to use the CopyFileEx API
> exposed in the win32file module from pywin32. That
> allows for a callback function which can abort
> the copy (or issue a progress meter, etc.).
Thanks, but looking in the documentation there is no callback function. 
Did you mean */the Progress Routine?
Thanks again
> Obviously, you'd have to roll your own copytree, but
> that's not beyond the wit of man.
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