Re: Writing strings

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg49239] Re: Writing strings*From*: "Hans Michel" <hansjm at bellsouth.net>*Date*: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 02:26:09 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <ccisfl$4ek$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: "Hans Michel" <hansjm at bellsouth.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Try tat=OpenRead["c:\\file"]; ys=Flatten[ReadList[tat, Expression, RecordLists -> False]] ys[[2]] another sttring Hans <camartin at snet.net> wrote in message news:ccisfl$4ek$1 at smc.vnet.net... > 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 >