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Python File close() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Python File close() method.

Python file close() method closes the opened file. A closed file can not be read or written any more. Any Python operation, which requires that the file be opened will raise a ValueError after the file has been closed. Calling close() more than once is allowed.

Python automatically closes a file when the reference object of a file is reassigned to another file. It is a very good practice to use the Python close() method to close a file.


The following below is the syntax for Python File close() method -

fileObject.close( )

Parameter Details

  • NA

Return Value

This method does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -


# Open a file
fo = open("foo.txt", "wb")
print "Name of the file: ", fo.name

# Close opend file

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result  -

Name of the file:  foo.txt

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be studying about the Python File flush Method.

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