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I am very new to python. I am doing file handling for the first time. I am trying to iterate through the group of files in my folder on my local machine and upload only ones where a file names contain "Service_Areas" to the FTP site using my below code.

 Please note : I am using Python 3.6.1 32 bit, Windows 10 64 bit

upftp = FTP('ftp.ftpsite.org')
upusername = ('username')
uppassword = ('password')

for i in os.listdir('C:\FTP_testing'):
    if i.startswith("Service_Area"):
        local_path = os.path.join('C:\FTP_testing',i)
        file = open(local_path,'rb')
        upftp.storbinary("STOR " + i, open(file, 'rb'))


However I am getting below error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Users\user\Desktop\Test1.py", line 32, in <module>
    upftp.storbinary("STOR " + str(i), open(file, 'rb'))
TypeError: expected str, bytes or os.PathLike object, not _io.BufferedReader

Any suggestions how can I fix the error?

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Solution :

I think it has to do with your second element in the storbinary. You are trying to open the file, but it is already the pointer to your file you opened in the line file = open(local_path,'rb'). So, now you need to try to usethe upftp.storbinary("STOR " + i, file).

I hope above suggestion will help you in resolving your error.

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