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[ file->setmode ]

Method

Sets the file read mode for the connection. This can be File_ModeLine for reading a file line by line, or File_ModeChar for reading a file character by character. Defaults to File_ModeChar if not specified.

  • Syntax
File Variable->SetMode(Read Mode)
Examples
  • Beginner

To reset the read mode during file operations:

Use the [File->SetMode] method to change the read mode. The example below starts in File_ModeLine mode, reads the first line of myfile.txt, moves to line five, changes to File_ModeChar mode, and then reads the next 16 characters.

Code

local(file = file('myfile.txt', File_OpenRead, File_ModeLine)
#file->Read(1)
#file->SetPosition(5)
#file->SetMode(File_ModeChar)
#file->Read(16)
#file->Close

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