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Re: File/Stream I/O with Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg25810] Re: File/Stream I/O with Mathematica
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 01:41:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <8t64pp$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


you must load the file contents as a string to the Mathematica

Justus Heimann wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm running Mathematica 4.0 on WinNT and 3.0 on IRIX 6.5.
> I have a question concerning "unstructured" File/Stream I/O with
> Mathematica:
> Does anybody know a Mathematica function which allows to open external
> Ascii-files, just scanning the file for a specific text-string in order
> to directly replace it with some other string when found and than again
> closing the Ascii-file (somehow similar to a UNIX script) ?
> Thanxs,
> Justus

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