What's Going on between Python and win7?

Alf P. Steinbach alfps at start.no
Tue Feb 23 07:00:48 CET 2010

* W. eWatson:
> On 2/22/2010 8:50 PM, Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
>> * W. eWatson:
>>> So what's the bottom line? This link notion is completely at odds with
>>> XP,
>> Well, Windows NT has always had *hardlinks*. <g>
>> I found it a bit baffling that that functionality is documented as not
>> implemented for Windows in the Python standard library.
>> But OK, it was non-trivial to do prior to Windows 2000; you had to sort
>> of hack it using the backup APIs since the functionality was not exposed
>> through the ordinary file APIs.
>>> and produces what I would call something of a mess to the unwary
>>> Python/W7 user. Is there a simple solution?
>>> How do I get out of this pickle? I just want to duplicate the program
>>> in another folder, and not link to an ancestor.
>> Copy and paste.
>> Cheers & hth.,
>> - Alf
> Alf? Hello,Norway. My wife is Norwegian and that was her father's name.
> I thought that's what I did. Is there some other way?

For using Explorer, see

   <url: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Copy-and-paste-a-file>

and in particular look at the tips at the bottom.

To get absolute control you can use the command interpreter. I don't have 
Windows7 but googling yielded the following URL:

   <url: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/947-command-prompt.html>

The "copy" command there copies files.

> Tusin Tak (That's about the size of my vocabulary and spelling ability! 
> 1000 thanks. What is the correct spelling?)

That's "tusen takk".

Cheers & hth.,

- Alf

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