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How to Read a File in Python

Posted: March 16, 2022 | by Site Host

How to read a file Python code example.

Python make txt file and write to it, open it and catch any errors

Key:

r‘ open for reading (default)
w‘ open for writing, truncating the file first
x‘ open for exclusive creation, failing if the file already exists
a‘ open for writing, appending to the end of the file if it exists

# read, write, close a file
# catch error if raise
try:
    file = open("TryCatchFile.txt","w") 
    file.write("Hello World")

    file = open("TryCatchFile.txt", "r")
    print(file.read())
except Exception as e:
    print(e)
finally:
    file.close()

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