Oh sorry i missed out an important thing. The 'w' attribute in the file
open means the file is open only for writing, we need to open for reading.
So just update the code as so

fo = File.open('test.txt', 'r')


On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 5:09 PM, Himel Sarkar <hsarkar.007 / gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to reply. However now I'm getting the error
> 'lineno': not opened for reading (IOError)
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 5:03 PM, Harisankar P S <mailme / hsps.in> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Himel Sarkar <hsarkar.007 / gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> fo = File.open("testfile.odt", "w") do |file|
>>>  file
>>> .write("So basically we're just testing this motherfucking thing. This
>>> is the second line. And this is the third.")
>>> end
>>>
>>>
>> Well the reason you are getting this error is because. fo doesn't has the
>> file object instead it has the value return from the block you ran. For the
>> function lineno to work you need do these two operation separately.
>>
>>
>>
>>> line = fo.lineno
>>>
>>
>> The right code would be:
>>
>> fo = File.open("testfile.odt", "w")
>> fo
>> .write("So basically we're just testing this motherfucking thing. This is
>> the second line. And this is the third.")
>>  line = fo.lineno
>>
>> puts line
>>
>> http://csnipp.com/coderhs/83
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Harisankar P S
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>>
>
>
>
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