To read the content of a file, first you need to open it using the
open() global function, which accepts 2 parameters: the file path, and the mode.
To read, use the read (
filename = '/Users/flavio/test.txt' file = open(filename, 'r') #or file = open(filename, mode='r')
Once you have the file open, you can use the
read() methods to read the entire content of the file into a string:
content = file.read()
You can also choose to read the content one line at a time:
line = file.readline()
It’s common to combine this with a loop, for example to read every line into a list entry:
filename = '/Users/flavio/test.txt' file = open(filename, 'r') while True: line = file.readline() if line == '': break print(line)
At the end of your file processing, remember to close the file:
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