How to open a binary file in read and write mode with Python?

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To open binary files in binary read/write mode, specify 'w+b' as the mode(w=write, b=binary). For example,

f = open('my_file.mp3', 'w+b')
file_content = f.read()
f.write(b'Hello')
f.close()

Above code opens my_file.mp3 in binary read/write mode, stores the file content in file_content variable and rewrites the file to contain "Hello" in binary. You can also use r+mode as it doesn't truncate the file. 

raja
Published on 21-Dec-2017 17:59:37
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