When will os.remove fail?
steve+python at pearwood.info
Sun Mar 12 13:48:58 EDT 2017
On Linux, if I call os.remove on a file which I own but don't have write
permission on, the file is still deleted:
py> f = open('/tmp/no-write', 'w')
py> os.chmod('/tmp/no-write', 0) # Forbid ALL access.
It seems that os.remove on Linux will force the delete even if the file is
read-only or unreadable, provided you own the file.
Does os.remove work like this under Windows too?
Under what circumstances will os.remove fail to remove a file?
If you don't own the file and have no write permission, if it is on
read-only media, anything else?
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