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Title: Add a section to Windows FAQ explaining os.symlink
Type: behavior Stage: needs patch
Components: Documentation, Windows Versions: Python 3.5, Python 3.4, Python 2.7
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Assigned To: brian.curtin Nosy List: adam.woodbeck, brian.curtin, ingrid, jesstess
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2010-12-02 18:42 by brian.curtin, last changed 2014-08-13 14:46 by ingrid.

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msg123099 - (view) Author: Brian Curtin (brian.curtin) * (Python committer) Date: 2010-12-02 18:42
A section in the Windows FAQ should better explain the recent addition of os.symlink and how it can be used, along with examples.

If a user just sits down and hits Start>Run>python, os.symlink will almost positively not be available. I'll need to briefly explain privileges, which one is needed, how it can be obtained, and how to properly write code on Windows to make use of os.symlink.

There is documentation of os.symlink itself, but it's more of a developer reference to match the rest of the os module documentation. A beginner would likely need more information, but that information isn't right for Doc/library/os.rst.
msg225281 - (view) Author: (ingrid) * Date: 2014-08-13 14:46
I tried writing a section aimed at beginners, please let me know if you think any information should be added or removed.
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Date User Action Args
2014-08-13 14:46:22ingridsetfiles: + issue10608.patch

nosy: + ingrid, jesstess
messages: + msg225281

keywords: + patch
2014-06-17 12:46:48BreamoreBoysetversions: + Python 2.7, Python 3.4, Python 3.5, - Python 3.2
2011-07-05 14:29:53adam.woodbecksetnosy: + adam.woodbeck
2011-01-04 04:11:42brian.curtinlinkissue9332 superseder
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