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Once a file is open, how do you remove it from memory? file_object.()
Once a file is open, how do you remove it from memory?
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 67,639 Points
The short answer is to use the method
An idiom of Python is to use the
with open(filename, "r") as f: # some code that operates on f pass # when this code block exists, the `with` statement will automatically close the file `f` # file is now closed. The variable `f` will still point at an object, but it can not be operated upon
>>> f <_io.TextIOWrapper name='file_f' mode='r' encoding='UTF-8'> >>> f.readlines() Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> ValueError: I/O operation on closed file. >>> f.closed True >>> f.__sizeof__() 192
If you need to delete the object entirely use
Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!