go to specific line in text file

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com`
Wed Jun 18 17:26:48 CEST 2008


Patrick David wrote:
> Hello NG,
> 
> I am searching for a way to jump to a specific line in a text file, let's
> say to line no. 9000.
> Is there any method like file.seek() which leads me to a given line instead
> of a given byte?
> 
> Hope for help
> Patrick

Others have given the general answer (No), but if you are lucky enough to have 
FIXED length lines you can jump by just calculating the byte offset of the 
beginning character in line 9000 by using file.seek() and then read the bytes. 
You didn't say anything about the format of the file.

-Larry



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