Author eryksun
Recipients eryksun, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2018-03-25.22:55:35
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shutil.chown is defined in Windows even though it's only written for Unix and only documented as available in Unix. Defining it should be skipped on Windows.

Possibly in 3.8 shutil.chown could be implemented on Windows by calling a new os.set_owner function that supports user/group names and SID strings. It could copy how icacls.exe allows using SDDL aliases and string SIDs that begin with an asterisk (e.g. "*BA" and "*S-1-32-544" for BUILTIN\Administrators). If the string starts with an asterisk, get the SID via ConvertStringSidToSid. Otherwise get the SID via LookupAccountName. Then to modify the file's user and group, try to enable SeRestorePrivilege for the current thread and call Set[Named]SecurityInfo.
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