File object question

Kent Johnson kent at
Fri Dec 23 01:19:03 CET 2005

S. D. Rose wrote:
> Hello all.
>   If I read a binary file:
> file = open('c:\\logo.gif', 'rw'') # Read from FS as one way to get the
> object, d/l from website another...
> is there anyway I can determine the 'size' of the object file? (Without
> going to the filesystem and reading the filesize from the directory ...)

Once you have read the data you can get the size of that:
d =
print len(d)

Is that what you mean? Otherwise I don't know how you can get the size of a file without 
asking the filesystem...


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