os.path.isdir do not work for Foder named '2011-07-03'

Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn PointedEars at web.de
Tue Jul 19 08:15:41 CEST 2011

Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> Nulpum wrote:
>> I want to make sure that folder exists.
>> '2011-07-03' is really exists. but 'os.path.isdir' say false
>> Does anyone know why?
> Yes.
>>>> print "logs/2011-07-03"
> logs/2011-07-03
>>>> print "logs\2011-07-03"
> logs�1-07-03
> Don't use backslashes as path separators in Python. Backslashes are used
> for string escapes.

Besides that, and permission issues, ISTM that there are Unicode characters 
(at least non-ASCII characters) in the OP's path, which means they should 

# encoding: utf-8

or something else fitting, and use


or something else fitting.


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