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Sep
24

So you want to mock python’s open.

It’s kind of silly. You can’t use the decorator form of mock.patch since this version doesn’t return anything, so you have to use the context manager version.

mock_open = mock.mock_open()
with mock.patch('your.module.path.open', mock_open, create=True):
    thing.you_are_testing_that_uses_open(your, params, here)
mock_open.assert...

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