Rename file without overwriting existing files

Jon Ribbens jon+usenet at unequivocal.eu
Mon Jan 30 09:10:58 EST 2017


On 2017-01-30, Peter Otten <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
> Jon Ribbens wrote:
>> A lot of the functions of the 'os' module do nothing but call the
>> underlying OS system call with the same name. It would not only be
>> redundant to copy the OS documentation into the Python documentation,
>> it would be misleading and wrong, because of course the behaviour may
>> vary slightly from OS to OS.
>
> However, the current Python version of link() is sufficiently different from 
><https://linux.die.net/man/2/link>, say, to warrant its own documentation.

What are you referring to here? As far as I can see, the current
Python implementation of link() just calls the underlying OS call
directly.


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