[Tutor] an alternative to shutil.move()?
klappnase at freenet.de
Mon Oct 16 13:00:47 CEST 2006
On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 01:16:19 +0200
Alfonso <euoar at yahoo.es> wrote:
> Is there an alternative in python to use shutil.move()?
> It copies the files and then removes the source file insted of just
> moving directly the file (don't know much about file systems, but I
> suppose that when you move using the shell, if both source and
> destination are in the same partition, it's just a matter of changing
> the entries in the file allocation table). Copying the entire file,
> specially with big files is very slow, and I think that it makes an
> unnecesary use of the hard drive and system resources, when both source
> file and destination are on the same partition...
Try os.rename(old, new)
I hope this helps
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