nicholas.dokos at hp.com
Fri Feb 3 15:47:37 EST 2012
Anatoli Hristov <tolidtm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I`m totaly new in python and trying to figure out - how to write a list to a file with a newline at the end of each object.
> I tried alot of combinations :) like:
> users = ['toli','didi']
> fob.writelines(users) + '%s\N'
> or fob.writelines('\N' % users)
> or fob.writelines('%s\N' % users)
> but nothing of dose works...
> Could you help me find out the right syntaxes?
>From the docs:
| writelines(sequence_of_strings) -> None. Write the strings to the file.
| Note that newlines are not added. The sequence can be any iterable object
| producing strings. This is equivalent to calling write() for each string.
So *you* need to add the newlines, e.g. you can use a list comprehension:
fob.writelines(["%s\n" % (x) for x in users])
or write in a loop:
for u in users:
fob.write("%s\n" % (u))
or join the list elements together with a newline separator (but you'll
need to add a final newline by hand):
fob.writelines("\n".join(users) + "\n")
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