Mike Vayvala Mike Vayvala - 1 month ago 4x
Python Question

Python 2: AttributeError: 'file' object has no attribute 'strip'

I have a .txt document called new_data.txt. All data in this document separated by dots. I want to open my file inside python, split it and put inside a list.

output = open('new_data.txt', 'a')
output_list = output.strip().split('.')

But I have an error:

AttributeError: 'file' object has no attribute 'strip'

How can I fix this?

Note: My program is on Python 2


First, you want to open the file in read mode (you have it in append mode)

Then you want to read() the file:

output = open('new_data.txt', 'r') # See the r
output_list = output.read().strip().split('.')

This will get the whole content of the file.

Currently you are working with the file object (hence the error).