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Reading Unix ASCII files (Views: 25)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

Reading Unix ASCII files

Answer:

Do you need to read ASCII files that originate from a UNIX system? While DOS/ Windows environments separate lines with a #10#13 combination (^J^M), in UNIX systems only a #10 is inserted.

The regular Readln() does not recognize these line breaks.

A quick-and-dirty solution is loading the file into a TStringList. The TStringList.LoadFromFile() method will break up the lines - see below:


with TStringlist.Create do
begin
  LoadFromFile(myfile);
  SaveToFile(myfile);
end;

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