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Thread: Opening and reading a text file
12-07-2013, 06:22 PM #1
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Opening and reading a text file
I am a relatively new beginner trying to learn Python and been trying to open and read an ordinary text file from the command line.
I open a terminal and type python and then at the prompt i type:
text_file = open("filename.py", "r") text_file.close()
12-08-2013, 06:35 PM #2
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You have opened a file and closed a file, you never read the file.
puts the file in variable output.Code:output = text_file.read()
FYI, I hate doing things in the command line. If you rather have a GUI try IDLE. It free and nice when your starting out.
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03-21-2014, 11:35 AM #3
I heard this way is better:
Code:with open("path_to_file") as f: text_file = f.read()
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