Python 2.6 (trunk:66714:66715M, Oct 1 2008, 18:36:04)
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5370)] on darwin
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>>> path = "/Volumes/Users"
lstrip is character-based, it removes all characters from the left end that are in that string.
To verify this, try this:
Since / is part of the string, it is removed.
I suspect you need to use slicing instead:
if s.startsWith("/Volumes"): s = s[8:]
but hopefully someone with more intimate knowledge of the Python library might give you a better option.