Granularity of OSError

MRAB python at
Sun Sep 20 03:22:21 CEST 2009

kj wrote:
> In <mailman.107.1253369463.2807.python-list at> MRAB <python at> writes:
>> If, for example, you're
>> going to copy a file, it's a good idea to check beforehand that there's
>> enough space available for the copy.
> How do you do that?
There's os.statvfs(...), although that's Unix only.

The point is that it's sometimes a good idea to do a cheap check first
before attempting an operation that's 'expensive' even when it fails.

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