filehandlers is built on a relatively simple model.
A file is represented with an instance of
The actual file will not be changed or even inspected when creating an instance of
Now, say you want to change that File… that is where
filehandlers.FileManipulator() comes in.
You need to pass the
filehandlers.AbstractFile() instance when creating a
otherwise the manipulator can’t do it’s job.
The manipulator includes code for a number of common functions that could be replicated with other code, but the goal of creating this model/API is to simplify it!
Here is a quick example that shows how to use filehandlers to write to a file:
# load in filehandlers from filehandlers import FileManipulator, AbstractFile # define data my_cool_file = AbstractFile("log.txt") debug_message = "my code works :)" # create FileManipulator my_cool_files_changer = FileManipulator(my_cool_file) # write data to file 5 times for i in range(5): my_cool_files_changer.wrap_file().write("Message #" + i + ": " + debug_message)