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The Python file isatty() method is used to check whether the file is connected or associated with a terminal device or not. It returns true if it is connected or associated with a terminal device, else returns false.

Syntax

file.isatty()

Parameters

No parameter is required.

Return Value

Returns True if it is connected or associated with a terminal device, else returns False.

Example

In the below example, Python file isatty() method is used to check whether the file called MyFile is connected or associated with a terminal device or not. It returns false in this case as it is not connected with any terminal device.

MyFile = open("python_test.txt", "r")

print("Name of the file:", MyFile.name)
print("isatty() return value:", MyFile.isatty())

The output of the above code will be:

Name of the file: python_test.txt
isatty() return value: False

❮ Python File Handling Methods