Author james_r_c_stevens
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Date 2018-06-26.12:04:51
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Even if the mount-point directory is empty, "copytree" refuses to copy to a it becuase it will not perform a copy if the destination directory already exists - although it will accept any of the parents of destination existing, or not. Therefore, "copytree" is unable to copy to the top directory of (say) a USB Stick.

This also means "copytree" can't be used to merge the contents of two source directories into a single destination. etc,etc

This one flaw means that the use scenarios for "copytree" are actually extremely limited when compared to (say) "cp" - but running "subprocess.call(["cp","-a",...])" as commonly recommended on StackOverflow is not an ideal solution for lots of reasons.
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