Commit 257f4c0a authored by Iustin Pop's avatar Iustin Pop
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Enhance GetHomeDir to accept either names or UIDs

Currently GetHomeDir accepts UIDs only. Enhance it to accept either a
user name or a user id, to allow for nicer usage.

Reviewed-by: imsnah
parent fbdb07b9
......@@ -825,12 +825,22 @@ def ListVisibleFiles(path):
return [i for i in os.listdir(path) if not i.startswith(".")]
def GetHomeDir(uid, default=None):
"""Try to get the homedir of the given user id.
def GetHomeDir(user, default=None):
"""Try to get the homedir of the given user.
The user can be passed either as a string (denoting the name) or as
an integer (denoting the user id). If the user is not found, the
'default' argument is returned, which defaults to None.
result = pwd.getpwuid(uid)
if isinstance(user, basestring):
result = pwd.getpwnam(user)
elif isinstance(user, (int, long)):
result = pwd.getpwuid(user)
raise errors.ProgrammerError("Invalid type passed to GetHomeDir (%s)" %
except KeyError:
return default
return result.pw_dir
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