reading and writing text file

Jilani Khaldi <>
Sun Aug 3 01:35:49 CEST 2003


> You can either use file:read_file() and binary_to_list(), followed by
> string:tokens(List, "\n") -- which will give you a list of strings, one 
> for each line of text in the file --
It works but I still get "\" added for all quoted text. For example "Hello" 
becomes \"hello\". How can I get rid of these "\".

> or use io:get_line(FileDescr,'') to read one
> line at a time from the file.
What FileDesc means in this case and what do I have to put inside ''? I 
just have a file "a.txt" to read and see it as a list of strings.

How to append the string "Hello Erlang" to the text file "a.txt"? I can't 
find the append command.

Thank you again.

jilani





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