Problem while copying a file from a remote filer

Aahz aahz at
Thu Mar 26 00:51:21 CET 2009

In article <mailman.1957.1237182478.11746.python-list at>,
Chris Rebert  <clp2 at> wrote:
>On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 10:24 PM, venutaurus539 at
><venutaurus539 at> 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 =3D 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.

Alternatively, and I think better practice, undouble the backslashes
instead of removing the 'r' prefix.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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