[erlang-questions] Read and delete file

Bengt Kleberg <>
Fri Dec 11 15:44:52 CET 2009


The simplest way, if you can have the whole file in memory, would be to
read all lines, handle a single line and then write all the remaining
lines out to the file. Then repeat.
Use file:read_file/1 (split the line from the binary) and


On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 08:50 -0500, maruthavanan s wrote:
> Hi,
> I am opening a file using file and I read the file line by line using io:get_line.
> But after reading this line I need to delete the read line from the file.
> Appreciate you help.
> Thanks,
> Marutha

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