Append new line to textfile


#1

I want to create a text file and append a new line to the text file
everytime a new logline is completed, my program iterates and gives a
new log every few hours.

this is an example of my logline:
logline: ‘completed’ starttime 04:00 endtime 23:00

my goal is to have a text file populated with the following
‘completed’ starttime 04:00 endtime 22:00
‘completed’ starttime 06:00 endtime 01:00
‘completed’ starttime 05:00 endtime 23:00
‘completed’ starttime 09:00 endtime 23:00

so far this is my method…yes, I am a beginner. Thanks in advance. MC

File.open(‘logfile.txt’)do |f1|
f1.logline
end


#2

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Mmcolli00 Mom
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

‘completed’ starttime 05:00 endtime 23:00

File.open(‘logfile.txt’, ‘w+’) do |f1| f1.write(logline)
end


#3

Shane E. wrote:

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Mmcolli00 Mom
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

‘completed’ starttime 05:00 endtime 23:00

File.open(‘logfile.txt’, ‘w+’) do |f1| f1.write(logline)
end
This will destroy the content of logfile.txt. For appending to a file
instead of overwriting it, use “a”

3.times do |n|
logline = “logline #{n}”
File.open(‘D:/temp/logfile1.txt’, ‘w+’) do |f1|
f1.puts(logline)
end
File.open(‘D:/temp/logfile2.txt’, ‘a’) do |f1|
f1.puts(logline)
end
end

hth,

Siep


#4

On Nov 21, 2008, at 4:58 PM, Shane E. wrote:

‘completed’ starttime 04:00 endtime 22:00

File.open(‘logfile.txt’, ‘w+’) do |f1| f1.write(logline)
end

Shane E.

Eek! No, that’s for a read/write file. You want a mode of ‘a’ for
append. All write operations will first reposition to the end-of-file.

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#5

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Siep K.
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

hth,

Siep

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whoops, sorry about that.