How to Read & Display Text File Content in Python

In this tutorial, we will program 'How to Read & Display Text File Content in Python'. We will learn how to successfully open a text file and read its content. The main goal here is to create a program that can actually open a text file. I will provide a sample program to demonstrate the actual coding of this tutorial.

This topic is very easy to understand; just follow the instructions I provide, and you can also do it yourself with ease. The program I will show you covers the basics of programming for reading a text file. I will do my best to provide you with the easiest way for opening a file. So, let's start with the coding.

Getting Started:

First you will have to download & install the Python IDLE's, here's the link for the Integrated Development And Learning Environment for Python

Creating Main Function

This is the main function of the application. The following code will display a simple GUI in terminal console that will display program. To do this, simply copy and paste these blocks of code into the IDLE text editor.
  1. ret = False
  4. while True:
  5. print("\n================== Read & Display Text File Content ==================\n\n")
  7. txt=input("Enter the name of the text file: ")
  10. with open(txt, 'r') as file:
  11. for line in file:
  12. print(line.strip())
  13. print("\n")
  14. opt = input("Do you want to try again?(yes/no): ")
  16. if opt.lower() == 'yes':
  17. ret=False
  18. elif opt.lower() == 'no':
  19. ret=True
  20. print("Exiting program....")
  22. else:
  23. print("Please enter yes/no:")
  24. break
  26. if ret == False:
  27. continue

This Python script reads and displays the contents of a text file specified by the user. It prompts the user to enter the name of the text file, then opens the file in read mode ('r') and prints each line of the file.

After displaying the contents, it prompts the user if they want to try again or exit the program.


The How to Read & Display Text File Content in Python source code that I provide can be download below. Please kindly click the download button.

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