Task: Python Text File Read and Show File. This Python programming tutorial will use open(), read() and print() functions to read and display the whole contents of a text file on the drive D.
First of all, we assume that the text file mytext.txt already exist on the D drive. Otherwise you can use notepad in Microsoft Windows to create a new text file. Type the following contents in this file and save it with the name “mytext”.
Python program to open , read and display file
The source code of Python Text File Read and Show Conetents Program.
The output of This Python File program is:
This is a text file. I wish to read and display the contents of this text file on the standard output device - a monitor screen. I created this file using the Notepad text editor in Microsoft Windows. This is the second paragraph in this text file. Simply read() function is used to read all contents of a text file and assign to a string variable. We can print the contents of the file using print() function.
How this File program works?
Write a Python program to open an existing file mytext.txt from D drive.
The program will read and show the contents of this text file
- First of all Open mytext.txt file in read mode
- Read all contents of text file in a string s using read() method of file object.
- Note that the read() method will read whole text of file and reurn it, which is stored in a string variable named s.
- Use print() function to show the contents from string s
- After printing the contents of the file we must Close the text file.
- In tihis way this Python program is terminated.
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