Invalid Syntax Error

Ray Holt mrholtsr at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 14 20:43:53 CET 2010


Why am I getting an invalid systax on the first except in the following
code. It was copid from the python tutorial for beginners. Thanks, Ray
import sys
try:
    #open file stream
    file = open(file_name, "w"
except IOError:
    print "There was an error writing to", file_name
    sys.exit()
print "Enter '", file_finish,
print "' When finished"
while file_text != file_finish:
    file_text = raw_input("Enter text: ")
    if file_text == file_finish:
        # close the file
        file.close
        break
    file.write(file_text)
    file.write("\n")
file.close()
file_name = raw_input("Enter filename: ")
if len(file_name) == 0:
    print "Next time please enter something"
    sys.exit()
try:
    file = open(file_name, "r")
except IOError:
    print "There was an eror reading file"
    sys.exit
file_text = file.read()
file.close
print file_text

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