Reading and Writing Files

Video description

This meticulously crafted course offers an in-depth exploration of Python's file handling capabilities. Beginning with an overview, learners are introduced to the essential concepts of reading and writing files, setting a solid foundation for the subsequent lessons. Each episode, guided by the expert duo Justin and Aubri, builds upon the previous one, ensuring a coherent and progressive learning experience.

The course starts by teaching how to open and close files using Python's various modes, moving on to reading file contents with different methods to suit various needs. Writing data to files is covered next, with a focus on practical examples and common pitfalls. The use of context managers is introduced to automate file management, a crucial skill for efficient programming. Advanced topics such as looping through multiple files and leveraging the fileinput module for streamlined file processing are also explored in detail.

By the end of the series, participants will have mastered file handling in Python, equipped with the knowledge to implement these techniques in their own projects confidently. This course is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to enhance their programming toolkit with robust file manipulation skills.

What you will learn

  • Open and close files using various modes in Python
  • Read data from files using multiple methods
  • Write single and multiple lines to files effectively
  • Utilize context managers for automated file management
  • Loop through multiple files and handle large datasets
  • Implement the fileinput module for streamlined file processing


This course is designed for beginner to intermediate Python programmers who want to enhance their skills in file handling. A basic understanding of Python syntax and programming concepts is recommended to get the most out of this series.

About the Authors

ACI Learning: ACI Learning trains leaders in Cybersecurity, Audit, and Information Technology. Whether starting an IT career, mastering a profession, or developing a team, they provide essential support at every step.

Justin Dennison: Justin leads AWS and developer content creation for ITProTV. He has experience in multiple programming languages. His certifications include AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate, AWS Certified Developer — Associate, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer.

Aubri Spurgin: Aubri combines her background in telecommunication with her passion for learning as an ITProTV show host. She works with the ITProTV subject matter experts to help members grow in their IT careers.

Product information

  • Title: Reading and Writing Files
  • Author(s): ACI Learning, Justin Dennison, Aubri Spurgin
  • Release date: June 2024
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781836205494