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How To Open, Read, Write Files with Python

Files are an essential part of working with computers, thus using Python to write to and read from a file are basic skills that you need to master. In this article, I’ll show you how to do the things you came here for, e.g.:

  • How to open a file in Python
  • Reading a file with Python (both at once or line-by-line)
  • Writing to a file with Python
  • Copy, move, rename, and delete files

When working with files, there will come that point where you need to know about file modes and permissions. I included an explanation on this topic as well, in case you need it.

The the full article in the free Python Land tutorial: How To Open, Read, Write Files with Python

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MorphZG • Edited on

Thanks for sharing but i would really like to see more than just a link to external website. Will follow you for more!

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Erik from Python Land Author

Thanks. I'll make sure to post updates on here more often. I'm kinda new to this site but I like its simplicity a lot!

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Forgot to mention that this article has interactive example code that you can run from your browser. Enjoy! :)