Python : writing to a file

Dave Angel davea at
Sun Jan 11 09:47:42 CET 2015

You accidentally did a Reply instead of a Reply-List.  So the email came 
to me and not to the list.  if your mail program doesn't support 
reply-list, do a reply-all and remove the personal addresses.  The list 
is what's important here.

On 01/11/2015 12:20 AM, Ganesh Pal wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 9:07 PM, Dave Angel <davea at> wrote:
> I did execute the program multiple times, It appeared that it was not
> working because I was trying to view the contents of the file using
> cat commad and cat didn't display the data.
> case (a) output with cat:
> node- 1# file test_2.txt
> test_2.txt: ASCII text, with no line terminators
> node-1# cat test_2.txt

You chopped off the output there.  It probably looked like this:

node-1# cat test_2.txt

Your output is there, right before the prompt.  Since you neglected the 
newline in your code, that's what you'd expect, wouldn't you?

Incidentally, in most systems that prompt would mean you're running as 
root.  Bad idea, especially when you're learning to program.


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