Reading and setting file permissions programmatically

Kushal Kumaran kushal.kumaran+python at
Thu Jun 18 06:19:49 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 2:05 AM, Cameron
Pulsford<cameron.pulsford at> wrote:
> Sorry to flood the list but my google fu isn't up to par today I guess.
> Basically, is it possible to read the permissions on one file and then set
> the permissions of another file to the ones we just read? os.dup2 seemed
> like it would work but I might not be using it correctly.
> I know there is os.chmod, but I haven't found the equivalent to read
> permissions. Preferably this would work on unix and windows too.



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