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read-whole-file (FURB101)#

Derived from the refurb linter.

This rule is unstable and in preview. The --preview flag is required for use.

What it does#

Checks for uses of open and read that can be replaced by pathlib methods, like Path.read_text and Path.read_bytes.

Why is this bad?#

When reading the entire contents of a file into a variable, it's simpler and more concise to use pathlib methods like Path.read_text and Path.read_bytes instead of open and read calls via with statements.


with open(filename) as f:
    contents =

Use instead:

from pathlib import Path

contents = Path(filename).read_text()