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Python: Check whether a file exists using Python

Python Basic: Exercise-41 with Solution

Write a Python program to check whether a file exists.

Sample Solution-1:

Python Code:

import os.path
print(os.path.isfile('main.txt'))
print(os.path.isfile('main.py'))

Sample Output:

False
True

Sample Solution-2:

Python Code:

import os.path
print(os.path.exists('main.txt'))
print(os.path.exists('main.py'))

Sample Output:

False
True

Sample Solution-3:

Python Code:

my_file = open('main.py')
try:
   my_file.close()
   print("File found!")
except FileNotFoundError:
   print("File not found!")

Sample Output:

File found!

Python Code Editor:

 

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