The Python file object supports the methods shown in the following list:
read()— read in data from the file
readline()— read a line of data from a file
readlines()— read all the lines in the file and return them as a tuple of strings
write()— write data to a file
writelines()— write a tuple of lines to a file
seek()— move to a certain point in a file
tell()— determine the current location in the file
This is only a partial list. You can read about other file object methods in the Python documentation.
A Little Review
You can get a list of methods that a file object supports by using the dir() command like this:
>>> file = open("\\dat\\hello.txt") >>> dir (file) ['close', 'closed', 'fileno', 'flush', 'isatty', 'mode', 'name', ...