Python File isatty() Method


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Description

Python file method isatty() returns True if the file is connected (is associated with a terminal device) to a tty(-like) device, else False.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for isatty() method −

fileObject.isatty();

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns true if the file is connected (is associated with a terminal device) to a tty(-like) device, else false.

Example

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

#!/usr/bin/python

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

ret = fo.isatty()
print "Return value : ", ret

# Close opend file
fo.close()

When we run above program, it produces following result −

Name of the file:  foo.txt
Return value :  False
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