Problem with writing a long line in a text file

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Wed Nov 19 23:56:23 CET 2008


On Nov 20, 9:31 am, Joe Strout <j... at strout.net> wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2008, at 3:27 PM, Mohsen Akbari wrote:
>
> > I'm a newbie in python and I have this problem with the code that  
> > I'm writing. There is a very long line which I wish to output it to  
> > a text file.But when I do this, in the output file, the result  
> > appears in two lines.
>
> Appears that way where?  Using what tool to view it?
>
> My guess is that there is nothing wrong with the file, but that  
> whatever you're using to view it is simply displaying it as two lines  
> even though it is actually one.

Or the "line" contains an embedded newline.

The OP may like to insert some debug code just before he writes the
line:
   print line.find('\n'), len(line), repr(line)

and tell us how long is "very long".



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