file descriptors & fdopen

Jeremy Jones zanesdad at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 6 20:35:54 CET 2004


Scott Frankel wrote:

>
> Why does os.fdopen('foo.txt', 'w') require an integer?
> Ultimately, I want to create a new file on disk.
>
> Funny, I can't seem to suss-out how to create a new file without 
> resorting
> to os.system('touch foo.txt').  ... Or maybe not so funny ...
>
> >>> foo = os.fdopen('foo.txt', 'w')
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> TypeError: an integer is required
>
>
> Thanks in advance!
> Scott
>
>
>
If you just want to create a file for writing to, you probably want:

foo = open('foo.txt', 'w')


Jeremy Jones



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