Clearing file object buffers

Peter Hansen peter at
Wed Sep 17 23:43:03 CEST 2003

disgracelands wrote:
> In my code i have setup sys.stdout and sys.stderr as file objects so that i
> can easily track whats going on during the course of my program.  So far its
> proving useful but the objects seem to be buffering any text supplied to
> their write() functions and when i hit an error condition and have to exit
> early they fail to write and i'm left with empty files.
> Is there any way to force the file objects to flush the buffer to file on
> disc?

fileobject.flush() will do the trick.


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