File Handling – Reading data from text file

Reading data from text file

Python supports file handling and allow to read and write data from file . Python supports two kind of files 1. text file 2. binary file. Text file is used to read and write data into file where data will store in human readable format and binary file will store the data in binary format which is readable using program only.

Now without wasting our time lets jump into example. So here is the example –

Code to read text file using read()

In this example we opened addr.txt file in read mode. The default mode is read mode only so you can write open(‘addr.txt’) is also valid. Now once the connection is established between file and file object you can call read() function on the file object. Next step is to print. Last but very important work is to close the connection using close() function. Here is the output-

Output of read from file

That’s it. In next chapter we will discuss about reading data using readline() and readlines().