Why is the shutil module called shutil?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Sep 25 02:40:36 CEST 2011

On 9/23/2011 11:36 PM, Fletcher Johnson wrote:
> The topic says it all:
> Why is shutil named shutil? What does it stand for? This is just a
> mild curiosity of mine.
> The shutil module for reference: http://docs.python.org/library/shutil.html#module-shutil

I think it would be nice if the doc explained. Feel free to open a doc 
issue to add '(sh-ell util-ities)' or something after "The shutil " and 
add me, terry.reedy, as nosy.

Terry Jan Reedy

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