>>>>> "D" == Dirk Einecke <dirk.einecke / gmx.de> writes:

D> Is there a shorter way to get the content of a file?


svg% ri IO::read
--------------------------------------------------------------- IO::read
     IO.read(rane, [length [, offset]] )   => string
------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Opens the file, optionally seeks to the given offset, then returns
     _length_ bytes (defaulting to the rest of the file). +read+ ensures
     the file is closed before returning.

        IO.read("testfile")           #=> "This is line one\nThis is line two\
nThis is line three\nAnd so on...\n"
        IO.read("testfile", 20)       #=> "This is line one\nThi"
        IO.read("testfile", 20, 10)   #=> "ne one\nThis is line "

svg% 



Guy Decoux