7.5.1 File Objects
Python's built-in file objects are implemented entirely on the
FILE* support from the C standard library. This is an
implementation detail and may change in future releases of Python.
This subtype of PyObject represents a Python file object.
- PyTypeObject PyFile_Type
This instance of PyTypeObject represents the Python file
type. This is exposed to Python programs as
- int PyFile_Check(PyObject *p)
Returns true if its argument is a PyFileObject or a subtype
Changed in version 2.2:
Allowed subtypes to be accepted.
- int PyFile_CheckExact(PyObject *p)
Returns true if its argument is a PyFileObject, but not a
subtype of PyFileObject.
New in version 2.2.
- PyObject* PyFile_FromString(char *filename, char *mode)
On success, returns a new file object that is opened on the file
given by filename, with a file mode given by mode, where
mode has the same semantics as the standard C routine
fopen() . On failure, returns NULL.
- PyObject* PyFile_FromFile(FILE *fp,
char *name, char *mode,
Creates a new PyFileObject from the already-open standard C
file pointer, fp. The function close will be called
when the file should be closed. Returns NULL on failure.
- FILE* PyFile_AsFile(PyFileObject *p)
Returns the file object associated with p as a FILE*.
- PyObject* PyFile_GetLine(PyObject *p, int n)
function reads one line from the object p. p may be a
file object or any object with a readline() method. If
0, exactly one line is read, regardless of the
length of the line. If n is greater than
0, no more
than n bytes will be read from the file; a partial line can be
returned. In both cases, an empty string is returned if the end of
the file is reached immediately. If n is less than
however, one line is read regardless of length, but
EOFError is raised if the end of the file is reached
- PyObject* PyFile_Name(PyObject *p)
Returns the name of the file specified by p as a string
- void PyFile_SetBufSize(PyFileObject *p, int n)
Available on systems with setvbuf() only. This should only be called immediately after file object
- int PyFile_SoftSpace(PyObject *p, int newflag)
This function exists for internal use by the interpreter. Sets the
softspace attribute of p to newflag and
previous value. p does not have to be a file object for this
function to work properly; any object is supported (thought its only
interesting if the softspace attribute can be set). This
function clears any errors, and will return
0 as the previous
value if the attribute either does not exist or if there were errors
in retrieving it. There is no way to detect errors from this
function, but doing so should not be needed.
- int PyFile_WriteObject(PyObject *obj, PyFileObject *p,
Writes object obj to file object p. The only supported
flag for flags is
Py_PRINT_RAW ; if given, the
str() of the object is written instead of the
0 on success or
failure; the appropriate exception will be set.
- int PyFile_WriteString(const char *s, PyFileObject *p)
Writes string s to file object p. Returns
-1 on failure; the appropriate exception will be
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