file(name[, mode[, buffering]]) -> file object

Open a file. The mode can be r, w or a for reading (default), writing or appending. The file will be created if it doesn't exist when opened for writing or appending; it will be truncated when opened for writing. Add a b to the mode for binary files. Add a + to the mode to allow simultaneous reading and writing. If the buffering argument is given, 0 means unbuffered, 1 means line buffered, and larger numbers specify the buffer size. Add a U to mode to open the file for input with universal newline support. Any line ending in the input file will be seen as a \n in Python. Also, a file so opened gains the attribute 'newlines'; the value for this attribute is one of None (no newline read yet), \r, \n, \r\n or a tuple containing all the newline types seen.

U cannot be combined with w or + mode.

Note: open() is an alias for file().

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