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+5 votes

I managed to get a new file written as owl.art, but it's not a text file? In the Type section of my file selector it says ART File.

I created a new document by creating a new file that says

asked in CSC201 Spring 2021 by (1 point)

Try opening the .art ile with text editor if you're using a mac

2 Answers

+2 votes

You just have to open it with notepad and it will convert it.

answered by (1 point)

Notepad works on Windows. Note that there is no conversion happening though. The .art file really is a plain text file, but Windows just isn't smart enough to realize it.

+2 votes

Your operating system is guessing what type of file it is based on the .art file extension, which it doesn't recognize, but it really is a text file, even if it doesn't have the .txt extension that your OS expects. You can generally force your text editor to open it anyway.

I thought Thonny would open any file, but one student on a Mac had an issue where Thonny wouldn't let them change the filter to "all files", so they opened the .ART file with TextEdit instead.

answered by (508 points)

Yeah, thanks! I didn't realize that the .art was actually a text file.
Thanks for telling me earlier too :)