Python File flush() Method


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Description

Python file method flush() flushes the internal buffer, like stdio's fflush. This may be a no-op on some file-like objects.

Python automatically flushes the files when closing them. But you may want to flush the data before closing any file.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for flush() method −

fileObject.flush(); 

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Example

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

#!/usr/bin/python

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

# Here it does nothing, but you can call it with read operation.
fo.flush()

# Close opend file
fo.close()

When we run above program, it produces following result −

Name of the file:  foo.txt
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