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Opens a Gio.File as a Python file object

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Opens a Gio.File as a Python file object

def open(file, mode="r", buffering=-1, encoding=None, errors=None,
         newline=None, cancellable=None):
    Like but takes a Gio.File instead of a filename.

    The only modes supported are r/rw/rb/r+b
    Takes a cancellable kwarg for passing a Gio.Cancellable().
    Cancelling it will abort any ongoing blocking operation.

    Returns a io.IOBase instance.


pip install giofile


import mutagen
import giofile
from gi.repository import Gio

gio_file = Gio.File.new_for_uri(

cancellable =
with, "rb", cancellable=cancellable) as gfile:
$ python
Ogg Opus, 228.11 seconds (audio/ogg)
ENCODER=opusenc from opus-tools 0.1.5
artist=Ehren Starks
title=Paper Lights
album=Lines Build Walls
copyright=Copyright 2005 Ehren Starks

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