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Python - File readable() Method



The Python readable() method is used to check whether the specified file is readable or not. It returns true if the specified file is readable, else returns false. A file is readable if it is opened using read mode.

Syntax

file.readable()

Parameters

No parameter is required.

Return Value

Returns True if the file is readable, else returns False.

Example: Check a file, readable or not

In the example below, Python file readable() method is used to check if the given file is readable or not.

MyFile = open("test.txt", "a")
print(MyFile.readable())
MyFile.close()

MyFile = open("test.txt", "w")
print(MyFile.readable())
MyFile.close()

MyFile = open("test.txt", "r")
print(MyFile.readable())
MyFile.close()

The output of the above code will be:

False
False
True

❮ Python File Handling Methods

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