Creating a new file

Paul Osman posman at
Sun Sep 21 20:39:01 CEST 2003

On Sun, 21 Sep 2003, anthony polis wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm new to Python. Is it possible to create a NEW file in Python? I read the 
> tutorial on file input in the documentation but it only explains how to work 
> with existing files. Can someone point me in the right direction?
> Thanks,
> Anthony

Sure, just open a file in write mode, i.e.:

fp = open("output.txt", "w")

Paul Osman
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