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Write and Read dictionary to a text file

How can I store the key and list as value in text file and read it back.

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,179 Points

This should get you started.

import json

dic = {'key1': 'value1',
       'key2': 'value2',
       'key3': 'value3',
       'key4': 'value4',
       'key5': 'value5',

with open("datafile.txt", "w") as outfile:
    # convert dict to json format, write to file

with open("datafile.txt", "r") as infile:
    # read from file, convert json format to dict
    new_dic = json.loads(infile.read())

print(dic == new_dic)

Post back if you need more help! Good luck!!