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Use the w+ and a+ mode in the open () function to create the file if it does not exist in Python. The a+ mode will allow us to append data to the file and w+ will truncate the file’s contents.

open(file, mode)

The open() method takes the file path and mode as input and outputs a file object.

Python creates files if not exist example

Simple example code.

file = open('', 'a+')
file = open('data.json', 'w+')


Python create file if not exists

Create a File if it does not exist using the touch()

There is one more way to create a file if it does not exist using the touch() method of the pathlib module.

We set the parameter exist_ok as True in the path.touch() function, and it will do nothing if the file exists at the given path. Now, we proceed with the open() function to create a file.

from pathlib import Path

fle = Path('')
f = open(fle)

Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this Python file topic.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)

Windows 10

Python 3.10.1

All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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