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Python File readlines() Method

❮ File Methods


Example

Return all lines in the file, as a list where each line is an item in the list object:

f = open("demofile.txt", "r")
print(f.readlines())
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Definition and Usage

The readlines() method returns a list containing each line in the file as a list item.

Use the hint parameter to limit the number of lines returned. If the total number of bytes returned exceeds the specified number, no more lines are returned.


Syntax

file.readlines(hint)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
hint Optional. If the number of bytes returned exceed the hint number, no more lines will be returned. Default value is  -1, which means all lines will be returned.

More examples

Example

Do not return the next line if the total number of returned bytes ar more than 33:

f = open("demofile.txt", "r")
print(f.readline(33))
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