These functions operate on files and directories.
Checks read/write/execute permissions for this process or file
path. Returns 1 if access is granted,
if not. See the Unix manual for the semantics. Availability: Unix.
Changes the mode of
path to the numeric
mode. Availability: Unix, Windows.
Changes the owner and group ID of
gid. Availability: Unix.
Creates a hard link pointing to
dst. Availability: Unix.
Returns a list containing the names of the entries in the directory.
The list is in arbitrary order. It doesn’t include the special
.." even if they are present in the
directory. Availability: Macintosh, Unix, Windows.
stat(), but doesn’t follow symbolic
links. Availability: Unix.
Creates a FIFO (a named pipe) named
with numeric mode
mode. The default mode
is 0666 (octal). The current
umask value is first
masked out from the mode. Availability: Unix.
FIFOs are pipes that can be accessed like regular files. FIFOs exist
until they are deleted (for example with
os.unlink()). Generally, FIFOs are used as
rendezvous between client and server type processes: the server opens
the FIFO for reading, and the client opens it for writing. Note that
mkfifo() doesn’t open the FIFO, it just
creates the rendezvous point.
Creates a directory named
path with numeric ...