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How to update a '.txt' file with filedialog Python (3.x)?

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#1 Alejandro


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 12:02 PM

How would I be able to create a '.txt' file and store some information from an entry box and be able to update the '.txt' file?

I understand that I would have to use:

file = filedialog.asksaveasfile( mode = 'w', defaultextension = '.txt')

and store the information form the Entrybox into the file:

#the self.nameEntry had the input of 'zack'
name = self.nameEntry.get()

But when the program continues to run and I want to save the new information into the same .txt file, how would I be able to accomplish that without using filedialog.asksaveasfile() all over again? Would I use file = open(file) and then use the file.write()?


Thank you for your help in advance.

#2 BlackRabbit


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Posted 10 December 2014 - 11:52 AM

You just need a flag to tell you it's not the first time.

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