# Problem while copying a file from a remote filer

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Tue Mar 17 13:54:15 CET 2009

Jorgen Grahn wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:47:54 -0700, Chris Rebert <clp2 at rebertia.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 10:24 PM, venutaurus539 at gmail.com
>> <venutaurus539 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>      I have to write an application which does a move and copy of a
>>> file from a remote machine to the local machine. I tried something
>>> like:
>>>
>>> file = ur"\\\\venuwin2008\\C\\4Folders\\Folder02\\Folder002\
>>> \TextFile_06.txt"
>> The 'r' prefix on the string makes it a raw string, meaning you don't
>> have do double-up the backslashes, but you did so anyway, so your path
>> has many extra backslashes, making it invalid. Dropping the 'r' prefix
>> should fix the problem.
>
> Also, the file isn't really remote if you can use the normal local
> file system calls to read it.

That's a slightly strange position to take.
When *is* it remote, then?

TJG