.close()

Published May 10, 2021Updated Aug 6, 2023
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The .close() file method allows the user to close an open file within the IDE.

Syntax

file.close()

Example

Use .close() to close the opened gullivers_travels.txt file:

f = open("gullivers_travels.txt", "r", encoding='utf8')
f.close()

Codebyte Example

The example below opens a file called example_file.txt and then closes it using .close(). The .closed attribute is used to show whether the file is open or closed.

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