Author ivan.radic
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Date 2013-11-18.12:11:11
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shutil.rmtree works nice on Windows until it hits file with read only attribute set. Workaround is to provide a onerror parameter as a function that checks and removes file attribute before attempting to delete it. Can option to delete read_only files be integrated in shutil.rmtree?

Example output in In Python 2.7:
shutil.rmtree("C:\\2")

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#60>", line 1, in <module>
    shutil.rmtree("C:\\2")
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Python.2.7.3\lib\shutil.py", line 250, in rmtree
    onerror(os.remove, fullname, sys.exc_info())
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Python.2.7.3\lib\shutil.py", line 248, in rmtree
    os.remove(fullname)
WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied: 'C:\\2\\read_only_file.txt'

Example output in In Python 3.3:
shutil.rmtree("C:\\2")
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#1>", line 1, in <module>
    shutil.rmtree("C:\\2")
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Python.3.3.0\lib\shutil.py", line 460, in rmtree
    return _rmtree_unsafe(path, onerror)
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Python.3.3.0\lib\shutil.py", line 367, in _rmtree_unsafe
    onerror(os.unlink, fullname, sys.exc_info())
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Python.3.3.0\lib\shutil.py", line 365, in _rmtree_unsafe
    os.unlink(fullname)
PermissionError: [WinError 5] Access is denied: 'C:\\2\\read_only_file.txt'
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