Re: Read last expression in a file?
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- Subject: [mg116053] Re: Read last expression in a file?
- From: Heike Gramberg <heike.gramberg at gmail.com>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:22:57 -0500 (EST)
If you are working on unix/linux/os x and your output file contains one expression per line, you could use something like ReadList["!tail outputfile", Expression] where outputfile is the name of your output file. This basically calls the external command tail which is a program on unix/linux that displays the last few lines of a file. I'm not familiar with windows so I don't what the windows equivalent of tail would be. Heike. On 30 Jan 2011, at 00:43, Ramiro wrote: > Hello, > > I wrote a program that generates a lot of Mathematica output. > > Now I need to restart it using the very last expression of such output > as the new input. However, I can't find a way to only read the last > expression in a file, something like a Read that would start at the > end. It would be too time consuming and perhaps not enough memory in > my computer to read the entire file. > > Any suggestions? > > Thanks, > Ramiro >