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#1 Solris  Icon User is offline

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create a file on desktop

Post icon  Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:40 PM

Hi all,

Need help. At the moment been trying to create a file, but I want to know how I can have the file created in a specific location. for example, I tried to create a text file on my desktop, but when i excute the code, nothing happens. can someone help?

filename = ("C:/Users/Solris/Desktop","test.txt")

what am i doing wrong? do i need to imprt a module or somthing?

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Re: create a file on desktop

Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:18 AM

You must tell the python interpreter, that you want to open a file for writing (if it doesnt exist python will create it).
The python command for opening a file is open. So:
filehandler = open("C:/Users/Solris/Desktop/test.txt", "w")

This will create an empty file test.txt in C:/Users/Solris/Desktop.

For more about handling files in python you might want to read the documentation on python.org:

This post has been edited by Nallo: 13 August 2009 - 05:20 AM

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