Python | Working with Files | Renaming and Deleting a Text File

Renaming and deleting files in Python is even easier than reading and writing to a file. The first thing you need to do is to import the os module. The delete() and rename() functions are in this module.

Let’s take a look at the example:

import os
os.rename('example.txt','renamed.txt')

First we import the os module then we tell the function rename() within the newly imported os module to rename the file example.txt to renamed.txt.

That’s all it is. Your file should be renamed now.

It is the same thing when you want to delete a file.

import os
os.remove('renamed.txt')

You can easily remove a file using the command os.remove(‘file_name’).

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