Serhiy Storchaka committed 5faae2b Draft Merge

Issue #16993: shutil.which() now preserves the case of the path and extension
on Windows.

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File Doc/library/shutil.rst

    directories.  For example, on Windows::
       >>> shutil.which("python")
-      'c:\\python33\\python.exe'
+      'C:\\Python33\\python.exe'
    .. versionadded:: 3.3

File Lib/

         pathext = os.environ.get("PATHEXT", "").split(os.pathsep)
         # See if the given file matches any of the expected path extensions.
         # This will allow us to short circuit when given "python.exe".
-        matches = [cmd for ext in pathext if cmd.lower().endswith(ext.lower())]
         # If it does match, only test that one, otherwise we have to try
         # others.
-        files = [cmd] if matches else [cmd + ext.lower() for ext in pathext]
+        if any(cmd.lower().endswith(ext.lower()) for ext in pathext):
+            files = [cmd]
+        else:
+            files = [cmd + ext for ext in pathext]
         # On other platforms you don't have things like PATHEXT to tell you
         # what file suffixes are executable, so just pass on cmd as-is.
     seen = set()
     for dir in path:
-        dir = os.path.normcase(dir)
-        if not dir in seen:
-            seen.add(dir)
+        normdir = os.path.normcase(dir)
+        if not normdir in seen:
+            seen.add(normdir)
             for thefile in files:
                 name = os.path.join(dir, thefile)
                 if _access_check(name, mode):

File Lib/test/

 class TestWhich(unittest.TestCase):
     def setUp(self):
-        self.temp_dir = tempfile.mkdtemp()
+        self.temp_dir = tempfile.mkdtemp(prefix="Tmp")
         self.addCleanup(shutil.rmtree, self.temp_dir, True)
         # Give the temp_file an ".exe" suffix for all.
         # It's needed on Windows and not harmful on other platforms.
         self.temp_file = tempfile.NamedTemporaryFile(dir=self.temp_dir,
-                                                     suffix=".exe")
+                                                     prefix="Tmp",
+                                                     suffix=".Exe")
         os.chmod(, stat.S_IXUSR)
         self.dir, self.file = os.path.split(
         # Ask for the file without the ".exe" extension, then ensure that
         # it gets found properly with the extension.
         rv = shutil.which([:-4], path=self.dir)
-        self.assertEqual(, rv)
+        self.assertEqual(rv,[:-4] + ".exe")
 class TestMove(unittest.TestCase):
+- Issue #16993: shutil.which() now preserves the case of the path and extension
+  on Windows.
 - Issue #16992: On Windows in signal.set_wakeup_fd, validate the file
   descriptor argument.