Scilab Function

mgetl - read lines from an ascii file

Calling Sequence

txt=mgetl(file_desc [,m])



mgetl function allows to read a lines from an ascii file.

If m is omitted or is -1 all lines till end of file occurs are read.

If m is given mgetl tries to read exactly m lines. This option is useful to sequentialy read part of a file. In this case if an end of file (EOF) occurs before m lines are read the read lines are returned (it is possible to check if EOF had occured using the meof function) issued.

mgetl allows to read files coming from Unix, Windows, or Mac operating systems.


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