Python File tell() Method
The method tell() returns the current position of the file read/write pointer within the file.
Following is the syntax for tell() method
This method returns the current position of the file read/write pointer within the file.
The following example shows the usage of tell() method.
#!/usr/bin/python # Open a file fo = open("foo.txt", "r") print "Name of the file: ", fo.name # Assuming file has following 5 lines # This is 1st line # This is 2nd line # This is 3rd line # This is 4th line # This is 5th line line = fo.readline() print "Read Line: %s" % (line) # Get the current position of the file. pos = fo.tell() print "Current Position: %d" % (pos) # Close opend file fo.close()
Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:
Name of the file: foo.txt Read Line: This is 1st line Current Position: 17