WindowsError is not available on linux?

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Wed Nov 18 03:25:20 CET 2009


On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 9:18 PM, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's not clear to me whether WindowsError is available on linux or
> not, after I read the document. But I see WindowsError in shutil.py.
> Could you somebody let me know what cause the following error?
>
>>>> try:
> ...   raise WindowsError('WindowsError')
> ... except WindowsError as e:
> ...   print e
> ...
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 3, in <module>
> NameError: name 'WindowsError' is not defined
> --

does this answer your question?

Python 2.6.4 (r264:75706, Oct 28 2009, 23:01:00)
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646) (dot 1)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import shutil
>>> print shutil.WindowsError
None


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