Sunday, August 9, 2020

Python os.major() Method



Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of my tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os major() method.

The Python's os major() method extracts the device major number from a raw device number (usually the st_dev or st_rdev field from stat).

Syntax

The following below is the syntax for Python Os major() method -

os.major( device )


Parameter Details

  • device - This is a raw device number (usually st_dev or st_rdev field from stat).

Return Value

It returns the device major number.

Example

The following below is a simple example -

#!/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

path = "/var/www/html/foo.txt"

# Now get  the touple
info = os.lstat(path)

# Get major and minor device number
major_dnum = os.major(info.st_dev)
minor_dnum = os.minor(info.st_dev)

print "Major Device Number :", major_dnum
print "Minor Device Number :", minor_dnum

Output
When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Major Device Number : 0
Minor Device Number : 103

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Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In my next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the Python OS makedev() Method.

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