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pathlib.Path Read

Sourcery refactoring id: path-read


Simplify basic file reads with pathlib.


with open("file.txt") as f:
    file_contents =


import pathlib

file_contents = pathlib.Path("file.txt").read_text()


pathlib is Python's built-in object-oriented file system path API. Paths are more versatile than strings and have cross-platform support.

The Path.read_text method opens the file, reads it in text-mode and returns its contents making sure it gets closed. By using this method, we save an indentation level and remove the need for manually using a context manager.

This refactoring also ensures that pathlib gets imported in case it is not already available.