Python about file I/O
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Sat Sep 21 05:30:08 CEST 2002
> 1.) How do you list the filenames within a given directory so user can
> choose which file to open?
> 2.) How do you ensure the program doesn't crash if I specify a
> filename to
> open but the file doesn't exist? (I.E. how to check if file exist
> opening the file?)
It doesn't "crash," it throws an error. Simply catch the error and do
inFile = file('soandso.txt')
print >> sys.stderr, "Couldn't open file"
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