Python write to text file


How can I print the output of an element to a text file using xml.etree.elementtree from

Please look at the first FOR loop section. In the example below I want to print or pipe child.tag and child.attrib to separate files.

>>> for child in root:
...     print child.tag, child.attrib

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Flabio GatesCommented:
perhaps this
with open('tags.txt', 'w') as ftags, open('attribs.txt', 'w') as fattribs:
    for child in root:
        ftags.write('%s\n' % (child.tag,))
        fattribs.write('%s\n' % (child.attrib,))

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you may want to read the docs.

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