Kathir Kathir - 1 month ago 16
Python Question

Reading a text file using python

I have the following code:

readFromFile = open('C:\\Users\\sunka\\Desktop\\exampleFile.txt','r')
readFromFile.readlines()
print(readFromFile)


After running the code, I am getting the following issue

<_io.TextIOWrapper name='C:\\Users\\sunka\\Desktop\\exampleFile.txt' mode='r' encoding='cp1252'>


it's not printing the contents in the file.

Kindly help me to fix this

Answer

Your readFromFile variable is a file object, that you can read data from. The readlines function returns array of lines inside that opened file.

So what you want to do is:

with open('C:\Users\sunka\Desktop\exampleFile.txt','r') as file_obj:
    print(file_obj.readlines())

Take a closer look at the docs next time.

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