Hello --

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, Kurt Euler wrote:

> Ruby experts:
>
> Another newbie question:
>
> I use this code to step through lines in a text file and reading tab-delimitted fields:
>
> IO.foreach("./control/packages.txt") { |x|
> 	field = x.chop.split('\t')
>

> By default, this code assumes that records are delimted by a hard
> return (or end-of-line) character. QUESTION: Is there anyway I can
> specify an alternative record delimitter, such as a series of
> characters, so that each record could span two or more lines?

Change the value of the global variable $/ .


David

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