Forum: Ruby extract lines from text file and place in an array

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Roger R. (Guest)
on 2008-10-16 15:56
hi i was wondering if anyone cud help

i have this code to read from a text file

def readftxt
  in=IO.read("input.txt")

end

how could i adapt it so if multiple lines are entered it could place
each line in an array?

thanks for any help
Jesús Gabriel y Galán (Guest)
on 2008-10-16 16:12
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On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Roger Reeks
<removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> each line in an array?
Try IO#readlines:

irb(main):001:0> IO.read("test.csv")
=> "z|x|c|v|b|n\na|b|c|d|e|f\n1|699|3|4|5|6\nq|w|e|r|t|y\n"
irb(main):002:0> IO.readlines("test.csv")
=> ["z|x|c|v|b|n\n", "a|b|c|d|e|f\n", "1|699|3|4|5|6\n",
"q|w|e|r|t|y\n"]

Note that the \n is part of each string.

Jesus.
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