PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied in Python

Dung Do Tien Dec 02 2021 929

Hello guys, I have create an application with Python 3.9 to read data from .csv file.

I have a csv file with format as below:

 1, Marry,24,female

And bellow is my Python code:

 import csv
with open("human_phase1.csv", "r") as file:
    reader = csv.reader(file)
    for r in reader:

But when running code I got an exception PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'human_phase1.csv'.

 Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 3, in <module>
    with open("human_phase1.csv", "r") as file:
PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'human_phase1.csv'

I don't know how to change permission to access csv file. I think I'm not in root mode.

Anyone can suggest any solution for me?

I'm using Python 3.9 and run in Window 10.

Have 2 answer(s) found.
  • A

    Armin Habibi Dec 02 2021

    You can run ls -la command to check permission of you csv file. For example:

     -rw-rw-rw-  1 root  staff  46 Oct  5 07:01 human_phase1.csv

    if you see content root in output, it's mean you file in root permission. In this case you can run command below to grant permission for your app:

     chown admin:admin human_phase1.csv

    It's mean you will create admin user and the admin group the owners of the file. 

    I hope it solve issue for you.

  • G

    Gabriel Mandap Dec 02 2021

    Yeah, Your Python programming is can not permission to access to human_phase1.csv file. To grant permission, in your terminal execute typing command:

     chown admin:admin human_phase1.csv

    Or if it's not work, you can try command:

     chmod 755 human_phase1.csv

    It worked well for me.

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