[Tutor] Append mode dilemma

biboy mendz bibsmendez at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 19:49:14 CET 2009

Luke Paireepinart wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:11 PM, biboy mendz <bibsmendez at gmail.com 
> <mailto:bibsmendez at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello all!
>     I'm trying to use the append mode when opening and writing to a file
>     but i cant get it to work my way. When run in the present code,
>     the user inputs are expectedly 'appended' but not in a newline
>     below the last
>     line of the existing file.
> That's because there is NOT a new line at the end of the file.
> It's a file you're appending to, it's up to YOU to create that new 
> line. And all files should end with newlines anyway (on linux).
> So modify your code so that you output a new line at the end of your 
> outputs.
>     fobj = open(fname, 'a')
>     fobj.write('\n'.join(all))
>     fobj.close()
> Are you aware of how 'join' works?
> try
> print "#".join(['a','b','c'])
> at the interactive prompt and see if you can't figure out why you're 
> missing a newline at the end of your output.
> HTH,
> -Luke
Hi Luke,

Thank you. To be honest I'm confused of the different string methods 
like join(), split(), etc. Anyway I will practice them to see how they work.

bibs M.

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