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Python File write() Method

❮ File Methods


Example

Open the file with "a" for appending, then add some text to the file:

f = open("demofile2.txt", "a")
f.write("See you soon!")
f.close()

#open and read the file after the appending:
f = open("demofile2.txt", "r")
print(f.read())
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Definition and Usage

The write() method writes a specified text to the file.

Where the specified text will be inserted depends on the file mode and stream position.

"a":  The text will be inserted at the current file stream position, default at the end of the file.

"w": The file will be emptied before the text will be inserted at the current file stream position, default 0.


Syntax

file.write(byte)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
byte The text or byte object that will be inserted.

More examples

Example

The same example as above, but inserting a line break before the inserted text:

f = open("demofile2.txt", "a")
f.write("\nSee you soon!")
f.close()

#open and read the file after the appending:
f = open("demofile2.txt", "r")
print(f.read())
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❮ File Methods