[Tutor] file permissions

Eric Walker ewalker at micron.com
Wed Dec 7 22:51:55 CET 2005

Sorry for the bad question.
I did google and found the same pages that Danny mentioned. Just couldn't get 
the stuff to work, or understand what modules needed to be imported to get 
them to work. I typically use the tutor list as a last resort. After 4+ hours 
of playing around with this I made the futile post.....

On Wednesday 07 December 2005 01:42 pm, Gabriel Farrell wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 11:52:20AM -0800, Danny Yoo wrote:
> > On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Eric Walker wrote:
> > > Looking for easiest way to get a files permissions in linux.
> >
> > Hi Eric,
> >
> > What have you looked at so far?
> I agree with Danny, the question lacks any evidence of prior
> investigation on the part of the poster, and that makes it a lousy
> candidate for the helpful guidance of the python tutor list.  The
> documentation on this aspect of python, however, is pretty sparse, and
> the answer's not exactly intuitive, so I thought I'd mention the
> effbot's page about the os module as a good place to look, in addition
> to the documentation Danny listed.
> 	http://effbot.org/librarybook/os.htm
> What he's written there should be able to answer your question.
> If I may hijack the thread, does anyone more knowledgeable than me
> know why os.stat and stat are so low-level and esoteric?  Am I crazy
> for wanting to replace
> 	oct(stat.S_IMODE(os.stat(thefile)[stat.ST_MODE]))
> with, say,
> 	stat.getmode(os.stat(thefile))
> or even
> 	os.getmode(thefile)
> ?
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Eric Walker
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