On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Joel VanderWerf wrote:

> Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 04:38:03 +0900
> From: Joel VanderWerf <vjoel / PATH.Berkeley.EDU>
> Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
> Subject: Re: Regurgitating the contents of a file
> 
> Josef 'Jupp' SCHUGT wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > * Joel VanderWerf:
> > 
> >>Philip Mak wrote:
> >>
> >>>What's the shortest way to regurgitate the contents of a file? I mean
> >>>like this:
> >>
> >>puts File.read("filename.txt")
> > 
> > 
> > AFAIK that reads the whole file to memory while
> 
> It certainly does. But the OP did say "shortest" ;-)

  irb(main):001:0> 'puts File.read("filename.txt")'.size
  => 30

  irb(main):002:0> '`cat filename.txt`'.size
  => 20

;-)

-a
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