file.readlines() - gives me error (bad file descriptor)

Abhijit Soman absom at myrealbox.com
Thu Jan 6 15:02:33 CET 2005


wordsender at gmail.com wrote:
> Hey guys,
> 
> I can't figure this one out, why is this simple script giving me
> problems?
> 
> logfile=file(r'test.txt','w')
> logfile.write('datetime')
> test=logfile.readlines()
> 
> When I run it I get the error message:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "C:\Documents and Settings\Gregory\My Documents\Get New Great
> Job\testfile.py", line 3, in ?
> test=logfile.readlines()
> IOError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor
> 
> I'm running Windows XP, Python 2.3.3 (#51, Dec 18 2003, 20:22:39) [MSC
> v.1200 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
> Any help would be greatly appricated.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Greg
> 

As logfile is opened in write mode you cannot read it. You've to open it
in read mode for reading.


Greetings,
Abhijit

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