How do I check end of file (EOF) in python?

How do I check end of file (EOF) in python?  Awantik Das
Posted on May 22, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

python end of file

Assuming 'a.txt' contains some lines like


This is a nice world to live.

But I am not sure of many good things


x = 0
with open('a.txt') as f:
   x = f.tell()

f = open('a.txt','a')
f.write('Again Hello World')

readlines() reads the entire file & reaches the end.

f.tell() returns current location of the file pointer, which is at the end.

To cross-validate, open the file again with open(), reach the end of file using seek(x) & write there

File contents now


This is a nice world to live.

But I am not sure of many good things
Again Hello World


Awantik Das is a Technology Evangelist and is currently working as a Corporate Trainer. He has already trained more than 3000+ Professionals from Fortune 500 companies that include companies like Cognizant, Mindtree, HappiestMinds, CISCO and Others. He is also involved in Talent Acquisition Consulting for leading Companies on niche Technologies. Previously he has worked with Technology Companies like CISCO, Juniper and Rancore (A Reliance Group Company).

Keywords : Python File-IO

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