[GRASS-dev] os.remove

Paulo van Breugel p.vanbreugel at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 04:00:47 PDT 2016

On 21-03-16 10:12, Paulo van Breugel wrote:
> Hi devs,
> In the addon r.forestfrag (python script), I used os.remove() to 
> remove some temporary files (in lines 230, 258 and 430). However, this 
> fails in Windows, with an error message like below:
> WindowsError: [Error 32] The process cannot access the file because it 
> is being used by another process: 
> 'c:\\users\\uqdshana\\appdata\\local\\temp\\tmpwlv54l'
> Removing these lines with os.remove() solves the problem, but than the 
> user is left with these temporary files. Is there a Window compatible 
> way to remove them in the script?

Perhaps I should have looked harder first, the underlying problem 
(described here: https://www.logilab.org/blogentry/17873) seems to be 
that the file needs to be closed at OS level, which can be done using 

> Rgds
> Paulo

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