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Author John.Jefferies
Recipients John.Jefferies
Date 2013-06-26.08:44:59
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If os.stat is executed on a Windows junction with Python 3.3 I see an exception:
>>> import os
>>> os.stat('C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SendTo')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified: 'C:\\Windows\\System32\\config\\systemprofile\\SendTo'

whereas with Python 3.2 it works without error:
>>> import os
>>> os.stat('C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SendTo')
nt.stat_result(st_mode=16895, st_ino=281474977136630, st_dev=0, st_nlink=1, st_uid=0, st_gid=0, st_size=0, st_atime=1295885671, st_mtime=1295885671, st_ctime=1295885671)

FTR. Some background:
It's a pity that Python doesn't just treat Windows junctions as a normal soft link. But given that islink() returns False for a junction, I was able to work around that in Python 3.2 like this:
if os.path.islink(fullname) or \
    os.stat(fullname)[stat.ST_INO] != os.lstat(fullname)[stat.ST_INO]:
    # If it's not a link, it's probably a junction...

Many thanks for looking.

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