File Modes Usable with File.new
File Mode Properties of the I/O Stream
r+ Both reading and writing are allowed.
w Write-only. A new file is created (or an old one overwritten as if new).
w+ Both reading and writing are allowed, but File.new creates a new file from scratch (or overwrites an old one as if new).
a Write (in append mode).
a+ Both reading and writing are allowed (in append mode). The file pointer is placed at the end of the file and writes will make the file longer.
b Binary file mode (only required on Windows). You can use it in conjunction with any of the other modes listed.
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