Working with files in Python is much like working with files in other scripting languages. Python provides the standard Unix open modes through its open() function.
- Python provides the open function for opening files.…Here in Komodo, I've opened a working copy of files.py…from chapter 12 of the exercise files.…And in a nut shell, we open the file and we read the file…line by line, stripping the new lines off the end…of each line, and display them.…So when I run this, you see, we have this output here.…I'm just going to open this up a little more so we can see…the whole file, first line through tenth line.…And this is the file here, you notice the file is lines.txt.…
And, I have the original file here, and you can see…that we're taking each of those lines and we're displaying…them faithfully.…So let's take a little bit of a look at how this works.…The open function returns a file object.…It takes a file name and opens that file and returns…a file object.…The file object itself is an iterator, and so we can…use a four loop and get one line at a time…without having to buffer the entire file and memory.…
And there's a method here you may not have seen…on the string, obviously each of the lines is returned…
- Python anatomy
- Types and values
- Conditionals and operators
- Building loops
- Defining functions
- Python data structures: lists, tuples, sets, and more
- Creating classes
- Handling exceptions
- Working with strings
- File input/output (I/O)
- Creating modules
- Integrating a database with Python db-api
Skill Level Intermediate
Python: Programming Efficientlywith Michele Vallisneri2h 15m Intermediate
2. Language Overview
3. Types and Values
8. Structured Data
11. String Objects
12. File I/O
13. Built-in Functions
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