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fileread

Read contents of file as text

Syntax

text = fileread(filename)

Description

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text = fileread(filename) returns contents of the file filename as a character vector.

Examples

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Read a file and search it for text of interest.

First, read the file Contents.m into a character vector.

filetext = fileread('fileread.m');

Then, define the text to search for.

expr = '[^\n]*fileread[^\n]*';

Find and return all lines that contain the text 'fileread'.

matches = regexp(filetext,expr,'match');

Display the first matching line.

disp(matches{1})
function out=fileread(filename)

Input Arguments

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Name of the file to read, specified as a character vector or string scalar.

Example: 'myFile.dat'

Data Types: char | string

Introduced before R2006a