So, as SO keeps suggesting me, I do not want to replace double backslashes, I want python to understand them.
I need to copy files from a windows distant directory to my local machine.
For example, a "equivalent" (even if not) in shell (with windows paths):
cp directorysubdirectoryfile ./mylocalfile
But python does not even understand double backslashes in strings:
source = "dirsubdirfile" print(source) $ python __main__.py __main__.py:1: DeprecationWarning: invalid escape sequence s source = "dirsubdirfile" dirsubdir ile
Is Python able to understand windows paths (with double backslashes) in order to perform file copies ?
Source: Windows Questions