Some people have all the luck <wink>.
> How do I CREATE a file from Python? I normally just OPEN an already
> existing file.. Now I need to CREATE one.. open() will not do it..
Well, the builtin open() works for me:
>>> os.stat('glort') # showing that file 'glort' doesn't exist now
Traceback (innermost last):
File "<stdin>", line 1
posix.error: (2, 'No such file or directory')
>>> f = open('glort','w') # open glort for writing
>>> os.stat('glort') # showing that it exists now
(33204, 23229, 2638, 1, 82, 120, 0, 760995223, 760995223, 760995223)
>>> f.write('abcdefg\n') # write something to it
>>> f.close() # close it
>>> f = open('glort','r') # open it for reading
>>> f.readlines() # no surprise here
Opening for append (passing the 'a' flag to open()) also creates a file;
opening for read ('r' flag) won't create a non-existent file, and I
wouldn't expect it to.
Maybe you're suffering a porting problem? I tried these under SunOS and
KSR's OS (an OSF/1 variant).
> Also, why are there no flags defined in the posix module? [O_RDONLY etc]
I haven't messed with this level of control from Python, but note that
the distribution contains files FCNTL.py under the Lib/sgi/ and Lib/sun4/
subdirectories. Symbols O_RDONLY etc are defined there.
suspecting-that-will-get-you-most-of-the-way-there-ly y'rs - tim
Tim Peters email@example.com
not speaking for Kendall Square Research Corp