# pyspark.sql.DataFrameWriter.text¶

DataFrameWriter.text(path, compression=None, lineSep=None)[source]

Saves the content of the DataFrame in a text file at the specified path. The text files will be encoded as UTF-8.

New in version 1.6.0.

Parameters
pathstr

the path in any Hadoop supported file system

compressionstr, optional

compression codec to use when saving to file. This can be one of the known case-insensitive shorten names (none, bzip2, gzip, lz4, snappy and deflate).

lineSepstr, optional

defines the line separator that should be used for writing. If None is set, it uses the default value, \n.

The DataFrame must have only one column that is of string type.
Each row becomes a new line in the output file.