jaraco.windows aims to provide a pure-python interface to Windows
APIs using ctypes. This package is not designed to be exhaustive, but
rather to supply interfaces as they are needed by the contributors.
jaraco.windows is written by Jason R. Coombs. It is licensed under an
MIT-style permissive license.
jaraco.windows contains several modules for different purposes. For now,
read the source. Eventually, I hope to put high-level descriptions of the modules
You should install this module the normal way using pip or easy_install.
If you want to monkeypatch the os module to include symlink compatibility, you
should add the following to your
import jaraco.windows.filesystem as fs; fs.patch_os_module()
Thereafter, you should be able to use
os.readlink in Windows
Vista and later using the same interface as on Unix.
jaraco.windows.filesystem.symlink takes an additional optional
target_is_directory, which must be specified if the target is not
present and is expected to be a directory once present.
If jaraco.windows doesn't supply the interface you require for your application, consider creating the interface and providing a patch to the author.