10. File and Directory Access
The modules described in this chapter deal with disk files and directories. For
example, there are modules for reading the properties of files, manipulating
paths in a portable way, and creating temporary files. The full list of modules
in this chapter is:
- Module os
- Operating system interfaces, including functions to work with files at a
lower level than Python file objects.
- Module io
- Python’s built-in I/O library, including both abstract classes and
some concrete classes such as file I/O.
- Built-in function open()
- The standard way to open files for reading and writing with Python.