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Is there a built-in function for getting the size of a file object in bytes? I see some people do something like this:

def getSize(fileobject):

fileobject.seek(0,2) # move the cursor to the end of the

file size = fileobject.tell() 

return size 

file = open('myfile.bin', 'rb') 

print getSize(file)

But from my experience with Python, it has a lot of helper functions so I'm guessing maybe there is one built-in.

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For getting the file size in Python you may use os.stat() function, which is a wrapper of system call stat():

import os 

def getSize(filename): 

st = os.stat(filename) 

return st.st_size

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