How do I make the content of a file a variable?

Hi there, just starting to figure out how to handle files in python. I need the content of this variable:

info=print("Your name is", name ,",you are" ,age, "years old, and you are in form" ,form,)

to be stored in a newly created file. I understand that the content of my file needs to be string, but how do I go about that? I tried converting the content of my variable to a string via the repr() function and storing that in a variable, but the file just had the content None. I guess because at the end of the day thats also a variable… Is there a widely understood method to doing this?

Any help would be appreciated!

hii @mercuryy :slight_smile:

To write the content of the info variable to a file, you need to first create a string from the print statement rather than using the print function directly. The print function in Python doesn’t return a value (hence the None you observed), so you should construct the string and then write it to a file. Here’s how you can do it:

# Assuming you have the 'name', 'age', and 'form' variables defined

# Construct the information string
info = "Your name is " + str(name) + ", you are " + str(age) + " years old, and you are in form " + str(form) + "."

# Specify the file path where you want to save the information
file_path = "info.txt"

# Open the file in write mode and write the information to it
with open(file_path, 'w') as file:

print("Information has been written to", file_path)

In this example, we’re creating a string info by concatenating the relevant pieces of information and then writing it to a file named “info.txt”. The with open(...) as file: syntax is a context manager that automatically closes the file after writing the information to it.

Was that your question? Let me know if you need anything :smile:

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