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Reads only part of file

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg51163] Reads only part of file
  • From: Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 04:35:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

	My previous post said that only part of my binary file was reading in. Further investigation
shows that Mathematica stopped reading when it got to a data byte value of $1A = 26, which is an EOF value.
	Help says it will do this but does NOT say how to keep reading the file. Obviously in a
binary file any value must be readable. I am getting around this for now by changing all the 1A's to
1B's with a hex file editor (which does NOT have trouble reading past EOF's), but this is a pretty
awful solution.
	Is there a better way? Thanks for any leads.

Steve Gray


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