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# Easily read and write variables from file.
import codecs

path = "E:\\Python\demo.ini"
newline = "\n"

def init_settings():
	f = codecs.open(path, 'w', 'utf_8')
	settings  = "variable_1" + newline
	settings += "variable_2" + newline
	settings += "variable_3" + newline


def read_settings_array():
	f = codecs.open(path, 'r', 'utf8')
	settingsfile = f.read()
	settings = settingsfile.split("\n");
	return settings

print read_settings_array()  # <- whole array, or... 

def write_setting(data,index):
	settings = read_settings_array()
	for i in range(len(settings)):
		if i == index:
			settings[i] = data
		newarray += settings[i] + "\n"
	f = codecs.open(path, 'w', 'utf_8')

write_setting("FOO",2)			# <- Update index as you like

print read_settings_array()[2]  #... get em by index

#To write at the end of the text that is already in a file, we open it in "append" mode
f=codecs.open(path, 'a', 'utf_8')
f.write("This line will be at the end of the existing text")
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