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[ file->setposition ]

Method

Sets the position of the files read/write marker. Requires an integer line or character position (depending on the read mode) as a parameter. All subsequent reads and writes will occur at the given position.

  • Syntax
File Variable->SetPosition(Integer)
Examples
  • Beginner

To read characters from a file starting at a specified position:

Characters can be read starting at a set position using the [File->SetPosition] tag before the [File->Read] method. The example below reads 240 characters starting at character number 16.

Code

local(File = File('myfile.txt', File_OpenRead, File_ModeChar))
#File->SetPosition(16)
#File->Read(240)
#File->Close

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