Python File close() Method

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Description

The method close() closes the opened file. A closed file cannot be read or written any more. Any operation, which requires that the file be opened will raise a ValueError after the file has been closed. Calling close() more than once is allowed.

Python automatically closes a file when the reference object of a file is reassigned to another file. It is a good practice to use the close() method to close a file.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for close() method:

fileObject.close();

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Example

The following example shows the usage of close() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

# Open a file
fo = open("foo.txt", "wb")
print "Name of the file: ", fo.name

# Close opend file
fo.close()

When we run above program, it produces following result:

Name of the file:  foo.txt



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