Author martin.panter
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Date 2018-12-16.01:45:57
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The first aspect, incorrectly assuming the OS does not support symlinks, is described at <https://bugs.python.org/issue23228#msg265146>. Lars proposed a fix <https://bugs.python.org/file42780/windowserror.diff> which will let the OS exception escape to the caller. However I think that patch needs more work.

The second aspect is replacing existing symlinks and other directory entries. This was implemented in 2.7 in Issue 10761 and Issue 12088 (only when replacing non-subdirectories with symbolic links and hard links), and is discussed more generally in Issue 19974.

I suggest to close this in favour of resolving Issue 23228 and Issue 19974.
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