timing issue: shutil.rmtree and os.makedirs

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Jul 30 16:07:22 CEST 2013

On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:27:10 +0100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> for delay in 100,300,600,1000,3000,5000,10000:
>   if not os.path.exists(directory): break
>   sleep(delay)
> That'll sleep a maximum of 20 seconds, tune as required.

Actually, that will sleep a maximum of 5.55 hours, and a minimum of 1.7 
minutes (assuming the directory doesn't get deleted instantaneously).

time.sleep() takes an argument in seconds.


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