Total No. of "Records" in a File?

Nick Dumas drakonik at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 19:32:14 CEST 2008


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Err...you want to know what is in a file before you open it? This could
be done if you keep some external database documenting changes made to
the file. But unless I misunderstand what you're saying, then it's not
possible to know the contents of a file without opening and reading that
file.

W. eWatson wrote:
> I have an ordinary text file with a CR at the end of a line, and two
> numbers in each line. Is there some way to determine the number of lines
> (records) in the file before I begin reading it?
> 
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