Storing lines from a text file

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Sun Jan 29 18:08:06 EST 2006

bradfordh at wrote:

> I am not sure how hard of a question is, but I do know that I need some
> help if you can give it. What I want to do is read the lines in a text
> file and store each line into a variable. I believe that I can use
> readlines() to read the individual lines, but how would I store each
> line into a variable for further analysis? Thanks for any and all
> suggestions.

any reason you cannot do the analysis on the list you get from readlines ?

if you insist on having the lines in individual variables, you can use straight-
forward sequence unpacking:

a, b, c, d, e = f.readlines()


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