Python File writelines() Method



Python file method writelines() writes a sequence of strings to the file. The sequence can be any iterable object producing strings, typically a list of strings. There is no return value.


Following is the syntax for writelines() method −

fileObject.writelines( sequence )


  • sequence − This is the Sequence of the strings.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.


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

This is 1st line
This is 2nd line
This is 3rd line
This is 4th line
This is 5th line


# Open a file in witre mode
fo = open("foo.txt", "rw+")
print "Name of the file: ",

# 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

seq = ["This is 6th line\n", "This is 7th line"]
# Write sequence of lines at the end of the file., 2)
line = fo.writelines( seq )

# Now read complete file from beginning.,0)
for index in range(7):
   line =
   print "Line No %d - %s" % (index, line)

# Close opend file

When we run above program, it produces following result −

Name of the file:  foo.txt
Line No 0 - This is 1st line

Line No 1 - This is 2nd line

Line No 2 - This is 3rd line

Line No 3 - This is 4th line

Line No 4 - This is 5th line

Line No 5 - This is 6th line

Line No 6 - This is 7th line

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