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Python Library filehandlers

filehandlers is a library for working with files.


The name of the package on PyPI is filehandlers.

Installing Packages

See this guide for how to install packages.


See the subpages for more information.


filehandlers is built on a relatively simple model.


A file is represented with an instance of filehandlers.AbstractFile.

Initializing an AbstractFile

The actual file will not be changed or even inspected when creating an instance of AbstractFile.


Now, say you want to change that file... that is where the filehandlers.FileManipulator class comes in. You need to pass the AbstractFile instance when creating a FileManipulator because otherwise the manipulator can't do it's job.

The manipulator includes code for a number of common functions that could be replicated with other code, but the goal of creating this model/API is to simplify it!

Simple Example

Here is a quick example that shows how to use filehandlers to write to a file:

# load in filehandlers
from filehandlers import FileManipulator, AbstractFile

# define the file
my_cool_file = AbstractFile("log.txt")

# create FileManipulator
my_cool_files_changer = FileManipulator(my_cool_file)

# write data to file 5 times
for i in range(5):
    my_cool_files_changer.wrap_file().write("Message #" + i + ": " + debug_message)

and that is it!

You can see the full API documentation here.


The source can be found on GitHub.

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