Make a unique filesystem path, without creating the file

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 21:26:01 EST 2016


On Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 10:55:11 PM UTC-6, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> If you want to guarantee that these faux pathnames can't
> leak out of your test suite and touch the file system,
> prepend an ASCII NUL to them. That will make it an illegal
> path on all file systems that I'm aware of.

Hmm, the unfounded fears in this thread are beginning to
remind me of a famous Black Sabbath song.

  Finished with "py tempfile",
  'cause it,
  couldn't help to,
  ease my mind.
  
  People think i'm insane,
  because,
  i want "faux paths",
  all the time.
  
  All day long i think of ways, 
  but nothing seems to,
  satisfy.
  
  Think i'll loose my mind,
  if i don't,
  find a py-module to,
  pacify.
  
  CAN YOU HELP ME?

  MAKE "FAUX PATHS" TODAAAAY,

  OH YEAH...
  


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