How to import text file and split it up by lines


#1

Hello,

Im attempting to analyze a text file, but having trouble splitting it up
into lines (into an array that indexes each line). Then I would like to
print every line.

Here is what I got:

f = File.open("/Users/john/Desktop/text.txt")

f_lines = f.split("\n")

puts f_lines

And here is the error Im getting:
NoMethodError: private method ‘split’ called for
#<File:/Users/john/Desktop/text.txt>

Dont know why this isnt working. Should be simple enough…

Can someone help please?


#2

Al Cholic wrote:

Hello,

Im attempting to analyze a text file, but having trouble splitting it up
into lines (into an array that indexes each line). Then I would like to
print every line.

Here is what I got:

f = File.open("/Users/john/Desktop/text.txt")

f_lines = f.split("\n")

puts f_lines

And here is the error Im getting:
NoMethodError: private method ‘split’ called for
#<File:/Users/john/Desktop/text.txt>

Dont know why this isnt working. Should be simple enough…

Can someone help please?
Hi,

you forgot to ‘read’ file.

f = File.open("/Users/john/Desktop/text.txt")

f_lines = f.read.split("\n")

puts f_lines

Note: you have also ‘each_line’ in IO, IOString, String, etc.

Vasco Andrade e Silva


#3

On 7/2/07, Vasco Andrade e Silva removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

f = File.open("/Users/john/Desktop/text.txt")

f_lines = f.read.split("\n")

There is a convenient shortcut
File.readlines("/User/…")

HTH
Robert


#4

f_lines = f.read.split("\n")

Thanks man!