[erlang-questions] Sequential I/O access for large files in Erlang

Björn Gustavsson <>
Sun Feb 14 08:33:48 CET 2010

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 6:10 AM, Kay Kay <> wrote:
> For a particular use case of mine - I need to be dealing with some bulk text
> i/o  (medium sized multiple files of ~50 MB each ).
> While looking for some best solutions , came across this blog here at -
>  http://concise-software.blogspot.com/2008/09/blazing-fast-concurrent-text-io-in.html
> .

Since that blog post was written, the file:read_line/1 function has been added.



file:read_line/1 (if used properly as described in the documentation)
will speed up reading of lines from text files.

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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