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Issue 15238: shutil.copystat should copy Linux extended attributes
Patch Set: Created 7 years, 1 month ago
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--- a/Doc/library/shutil.rst Sun Jul 01 12:24:20 2012 +0200
+++ b/Doc/library/shutil.rst Tue Jul 03 09:05:12 2012 +0200
@@ -86,10 +86,11 @@
from *src* to *dst*. The file contents, owner, and group are unaffected. *src*
and *dst* are path names given as strings. If *src* and *dst* are both
symbolic links and *symlinks* true, the stats of the link will be copied as
- far as the platform allows.
+ far as the platform allows. On Linux, :func:`copystat` also copies the
+ "extended attributes" where possible.
.. versionchanged:: 3.3
- Added *symlinks* argument.
+ Added *symlinks* argument and support for Linux extended attributes.
.. function:: copy(src, dst, symlinks=False)
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