kent37 at tds.net
Fri Jan 11 02:30:46 CET 2008
Tony Cappellini wrote:
> I'm using shutils for the first time, and I've un into a problem.
> The docs for copytree are pretty sparse and don't mention any problem situations
> Under WinXP, I'm trying to copy a directory tree to a USB device using
> copytree, but copytree doesn't like a drive letter as a destination.
> copytree('C:\\testdir', 'g:\\')
The source for copytree says, "The destination directory must not
already exist." I suppose that is why you have a problem but I don't
know the specific cause. Did you get a traceback?
The source also says, "Consider this example code rather than the
ultimate tool" so maybe you should just copy it and make a version that
does what you want. See shutil.py in your Python lib directory.
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