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I/O mode of FITS file


mode = fileMode(fptr)


mode = fileMode(fptr) returns the I/O mode of the opened FITS file. Possible values returned for mode are 'READONLY' or 'READWRITE'.

This function corresponds to the fits_file_mode (ffflmd) function in the CFITSIO library C API.


fptr = fits.openFile('tst0012.fits');
mode = fits.fileMode(fptr);