Added in 1.9.0
$read(filename, [ntswrp], [matchtext], [N])
Returns a single line of text from a file.
See also $readn.
filename - Filename to read.
[ntswrp] - (optional)
n - Don't evaluate any identifiers in the line. t - Treat the first line as a plain text, even if it's a number. s - Search for matchtext. w - Search for matchtext as a wildmatch. r - Search for matchtext as a regular expression. p - Treat command | separators as such instead of as plain text.
[matchtext] - Matchtext to search. (optional)
[N] - The Nth line.
; Prints a random line from the file 'file.txt'. //echo $read(file.txt) ; Prints line '10' from the file 'file,txt. //echo $read(file.txt, 10) ; Searches file 'file,txt for a line beginning with the text 'Hello World' and prints the text following the match value. //echo $read(file.txt, s, Hello World) ; Searches file 'file.txt' for a line matching the wildmatch '*Hello World*' and prints it. //echo $read(file.txt, w, *Hello World*)
Updated by Per Amundsen over 3 years ago · 1 revisions