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Python: Essential Reference, Third Edition by David Beazley

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Chapter 18. File Handling

THIS CHAPTER DESCRIBES PYTHON MODULES for high-level file handling. Topics include modules for processing various kinds of file formats, such as zip files, tar files, and bzip2 files. In addition, modules for working with files and directories are described. Low-level operating-system calls related to files are covered in Chapter 19, “Operating System Services.”

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