os independent rename

Lee Harr missive at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 17 17:58:32 CEST 2011


I just got a bug report the heart of which is the
difference between unix and windows in using
os.rename

(ie, "On Windows, if dst already exists, OSError will be raised")

Hmm, I thought, maybe I'm supposed to use
shutil here. That is the "high-level" operations.
Unfortunately, shutil.move says it depends on
os.rename

So, what is the best way to do this that will
behave the same across operating systems?

 		 	   		  



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