Fix Python – ValueError : I/O operation on closed file

Question

Asked By – GobSmack

import csv    

with open('v.csv', 'w') as csvfile:
    cwriter = csv.writer(csvfile, delimiter=' ', quotechar='|', quoting=csv.QUOTE_MINIMAL)

for w, c in p.items():
    cwriter.writerow(w + c)

Here, p is a dictionary, w and c both are strings.

When I try to write to the file it reports the error:

ValueError: I/O operation on closed file.

Now we will see solution for issue: ValueError : I/O operation on closed file


Answer

Indent correctly; your for statement should be inside the with block:

import csv    

with open('v.csv', 'w') as csvfile:
    cwriter = csv.writer(csvfile, delimiter=' ', quotechar='|', quoting=csv.QUOTE_MINIMAL)

    for w, c in p.items():
        cwriter.writerow(w + c)

Outside the with block, the file is closed.

>>> with open('/tmp/1', 'w') as f:
...     print(f.closed)
... 
False
>>> print(f.closed)
True

This question is answered By – falsetru

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