FAQ: Learn Python: Files - Writing a File


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Learn Python 3

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This got a bit frustrating trying to figure out exactly where to stop writing the "with open " command for it to trigger that the entry was correct. But basically the first step to get through the first instructions is to write everything up to but excluding the colon.


Having gone through the whole lesson, I didn’t come across a way of opening a file in both ‘read’ and ‘write’ mode (I might have missed something). Is there such a way?


if you check the documentation:


you will see this mode exist. there is read ®, write (w), append (a) and read + write (r+)


Grand, thank you! I was on that page but clearly didn’t read it through…