Python method read() reads at most n bytes from file descriptor fd, return a string containing the bytes read. If the end of the file referred to by fd has been reached, an empty string is returned.
Following is the syntax for read() method:
This method returns a string containing the bytes read.
The following example shows the usage of read() method.
# !/usr/bin/python import os, sys # Open a file fd = os.open("f1.txt",os.O_RDWR) # Reading text ret = os.read(fd,12) print ret # Close opened file os.close(fd) print "Closed the file successfully!!"
Let us compile and run the above program, this will print the contents of file f1.txt
This is test Closed the file successfully!!
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