Make Mathematica wait for File

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg43800] Make Mathematica wait for File*From*: YAT <yat at omrf.ouhsc.edu>*Date*: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 02:07:52 -0400 (EDT)*Reply-to*: yat at omrf.ouhsc.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi all, 1. How do I make Mathemtica wait from reading a file until the file reaches a certain size? 2. How do I make Mathematica just go in and read a file, look for an occurance of some text, then store that as my Mathematica variable, rather than having to store the file as a Mathematica list, look for a match then grab the value. W.R.T question 2, I guess I am a little confused about connections from Mathematica to text files in general and the proper use of InputStreams , ReadList, etc. Thanks Yas