[python] check if a file is open in Python

In my app, I write to an excel file. After writing, the user is able to view the file by opening it. But if the user forgets to close the file before any further writing, a warning message should appear. So I need a way to check this file is open before the writing process. Could you supply me with some python code to do this task?

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The answer is

If all you care about is the current process, an easy way is to use the file object attribute "closed"

f = open('file.py')
if f.closed:
  print 'file is closed'

This will not detect if the file is open by other processes!

source: http://docs.python.org/2.4/lib/bltin-file-objects.html

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