Is there any way to load a *.qml file to layer and set a style to it in python (pyqgis)?

Can I 'get into' this file in console? I want to review it.

  • Thank you @xunilk! This worked for me once I put these lines of code into the Python Console's Script editor, and ran the script. I am new to using Python in QGIS so more experienced users would probably not need to know that. May 10, 2018 at 15:25
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I have my qml styles in a fix path (c:/pyqgis_data/Styles/). So, to load arrows_red_orange.qml (exclusively for point layers), next lines at the Python Console of QGIS work:

>>>layer = iface.activeLayer()
>>>if layer.geometryType() == QGis.Point:
  • Thank you @xunilk. Do you know if I can 'review' or open this *.qml file in console?
    – W. Tom
    Jul 15, 2016 at 8:41
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    Yes, you can. It is a markup language xml type.
    – xunilk
    Jul 15, 2016 at 8:53
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    You should use QgsWkbTypes.PointGeometry instead of QGis.Point in QGIS 3.x Dec 18, 2019 at 11:21

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