[Tutor] Cannot open SQLite database

Timo timomlists at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 10:21:56 CET 2010

2010/2/25 ALAN GAULD <alan.gauld at btinternet.com>

> > What should be the correct folder then?
> I don't know! To be honest I was surprised by the result too.
> Personally I tend to either use the application folder or the registry.
> But the app folder doesn't work for user specific settings unless
> you have a separate file based on user ID.
> Its very odd.
> In fact Windows explorer appears to be lying. I just tried creating
> a file using Python and it worked perfectly. But Explorer definitely
> claims its R/Only! I also tried the ATTRIB command from DOS
> and it does not show it as Read only.
> Cygwin shows it as readonly for world access but open for user
> and group. The security tab in exporer shows it read/write for
> admins and me. (It doesn't show a world setting)
> So I think that was a red herring, sorry.
> It also looks like the Read Only check box in the main Explorer
> property dialog tab doesn't mean what it says...
> Alan G.

I just thought of something, and it can't be that the folder isn't
writeable. Because I asked the user for the logfile that my program
produces, and it is located in the same folder as where the database should
So if the folder wasn't writeable, the creation of the logfile would have
caused an error too.

So I'm a bit stuck about this one.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/attachments/20100225/a6fe89f9/attachment.html>

More information about the Tutor mailing list