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  • Last Updated : 19 Jul, 2019

Given two text files, the task is to merge the data and store in a new text file. Let’s see how can we do this task using Python.

To merge two files in Python, we are asking user to enter the name of the primary and second file and make a new file to put the unified content of the two data into this freshly created file.

In order to do this task, we have to import shutil & pathlib libraries. You can install the libraries using this command –

pip install shutil
pip install pathlib

Also, place the two text files on the Desktop.

First text file:
Organized Folder

Second text file:
Organized Folder

Below is the Python implementation –




import shutil
from pathlib import Path
   
firstfile = Path(r'C:\Users\Sohom\Desktop\GFG.txt')
secondfile = Path(r'C:\Users\Sohom\Desktop\CSE.txt')
  
newfile = input("Enter the name of the new file: ")
print()
print("The merged content of the 2 files will be in", newfile)
  
with open(newfile, "wb") as wfd:
  
    for f in [firstfile, secondfile]:
        with open(f, "rb") as fd:
            shutil.copyfileobj(fd, wfd, 1024 * 1024 * 10)
  
print("\nThe content is merged successfully.!")
print("Do you want to view it ? (y / n): ")
  
check = input()
if check == 'n':
    exit()
else:
    print()
    c = open(newfile, "r")
    print(c.read())
    c.close()

Output:
Organized Folder

The updated merged text file:
Organized Folder

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