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  • Last Updated : 28 Aug, 2019

OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system dependent functionality. os.path module is sub module of OS module in Python used for common path name manipulation.

os.path.isfile() method in Python is used to check whether the specified path is an existing regular file or not.

Syntax: os.path.isfile(path)

Parameter:
path: A path-like object representing a file system path. A path-like object is either a string or bytes object representing a path.

Return Type: This method returns a Boolean value of class bool. This method returns True if specified path is an existing regular file, otherwise returns False.

Code #1: Use of os.path.isfile() method




# Python program to explain os.path.isfile() method 
    
# importing os module 
import os
  
# Path
path = '/home/User/Desktop/file.txt'
  
# Check whether the 
# specified path is 
# an existing file
isFile = os.path.isfile(path)
print(isFile)
  
  
# Path
path = '/home/User/Desktop/'
  
# Check whether the 
# specified path is 
# an existing file
isFile = os.path.isfile(path)
print(isFile)


Output:

True
False

Reference: https://docs.python.org/3/library/os.path.html

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