Dirk Einecke wrote:

> Hi.
>
> Andreas Schwarz wrote:
>
>> Dirk Einecke wrote:
>>
>>> Is there a shorter way to get the content of a file?
>>
>>
>> File.read(filename)
>
>
> That's not working and I can not find read() here: 
> http://www.rubycentral.com/ref/ref_c_file.html
>
> I'm using Ruby 1.6.7
>
> greetings
> Dirk Einecke
>
Look here http://www.rubycentral.com/ref/ref_c_io.html#read  .  You are 
dealing with an IO object (the file) so you can use the IO methods.

You can do something like
 aFile = File.new("#{textfilename}", "r")
contentsoffile = aFile.read

-Matthew Margolis