How to check if a path is a file in Python

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If you are manipulating files in Python you will reach a point where checking if the path is either a folder or a file.

Usually, files have extensions, but sometimes it might happen that your file doesn't have an extension.

Here is how to check if this file is a file and not a folder

import os

The test of my_file.txt

Here you are! You now know how to check if it is a file in Python.

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