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Python and file attributes

Steven Penny
The Windows version of Python can access file attributes:

    >>> import os
    >>> os.stat('C:\Recovery').st_file_attributes
    8214

https://docs.python.org/library/os#os.stat_result.st_file_attributes

However the Cygwin version cannot:

    >>> import os
    >>> os.stat('C:\Recovery').st_file_attributes
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
    AttributeError: 'os.stat_result' object has no attribute
    'st_file_attributes'

This is unexpected as other Cygwin tools can access this information:

    $ lsattr
    -hs------n-- ./Recovery


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Re: Python and file attributes

Corinna Vinschen-2
On Jul 28 18:12, Steven Penny wrote:

> The Windows version of Python can access file attributes:
>
>    >>> import os
>    >>> os.stat('C:\Recovery').st_file_attributes
>    8214
>
> https://docs.python.org/library/os#os.stat_result.st_file_attributes
>
> However the Cygwin version cannot:
>
>    >>> import os
>    >>> os.stat('C:\Recovery').st_file_attributes
>    Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>    AttributeError: 'os.stat_result' object has no attribute
>    'st_file_attributes'
>
> This is unexpected as other Cygwin tools can access this information:
>
>    $ lsattr
>    -hs------n-- ./Recovery
No, it's not unexpected.  Attributes are new since Cygwin 3.0 so this
would have required a python rebuild. The Cygwin utilities lsattr/chattr
are very likely the *only* tools being able to access these attributes
at this time.


Corinna

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