program to generate data helpful in finding duplicate large files
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Sep 23 01:06:10 CEST 2014
On 9/22/2014 3:34 PM, random832 at fastmail.us wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014, at 14:45, Chris Kaynor wrote:
>> Additionally, you may want to specify binary mode by using
>> 'rb') to ensure platform-independence ('r' uses Universal newlines, which
>> means on Windows, Python will convert "\r\n" to "\n" while reading the
>> file). Additionally, some platforms will treat binary files differently.
> Does 'r' not use universal newlines on unix?
'r' in the open mode means 'read', versus 'w' for 'write' and 'a' for
'append'. 'b' means 'binary', versus 't' for 'text'. I am pretty sure
universal newlines only applies to text mode, as least in 3.x.
Terry Jan Reedy
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