exception you are anticipating : read « File « Python Tutorial

   filename = 'file.txt'
   fobj = open(filename, 'r')
   for eachLine in fobj:
       print eachLine,
except IOError, e:
     print 'file open error:', e

12.10.1.Read with index
12.10.2.Read bytes into a buffer
12.10.3.Read entire file into a buffer
12.10.4.Accessing Each Word in a File
12.10.5.exception you are anticipating
12.10.6.function that tries to read a file and return its contents