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Writing strings

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg49232] Writing strings
  • From: "camartin at snet.net" <camartin at snet.net>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 02:51:09 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Group,

Why is it when I write a list of strings to a file, then try to read it 
back later, the list has only one element per line?

For example

g= {"some string", "another sttring"}
rat=OpenAppend["c:\file"]
Write[rat, g]
Close[rat]

This writes to a file

{"some string", "another sttring"}


When I read it back in using

tat=OpenRead["c:\\file"]
ys=ReadList[tat, String]

It reads the file in but there is only one element in the list i.e.

p=ys[[1]] = {"some string", "another sttring"}
p[[1]]
doesn't exist.  That means I can't recover the different strings.  Could 
someone explain this and how I can get a list of strings I can use or 
partition?

Thanks in advance.

Cliff


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