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Using fgetl() to read lines

Asked by ZK
on 10 Jan 2013

How can I choose different line to read instead first line, using fgetl() formula?

Thank you.




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Answer by Amith Kamath
on 10 Jan 2013
 Accepted answer may be of some help. Unless you are constrained to using fgetl() for some reason,

C = textscan(fid, '%s','delimiter', '\n');
% Setup the line number in LineNum,

should do the trick.


on 11 Jan 2013

Thak You, I used this function, and it's working freat. It's very usefull that it's save as char.

I have one more question, can I choose two lines to read like second and third in one time, how can I do it?

Amith Kamath
on 11 Jan 2013

I agree with Walter that this stores the entire file into the cell array, and isn't technically skipping lines. You could possibly choose more lines by using strcat on C{1}{LineNum1} and C{1}{LineNum2}.

on 11 Jan 2013

Thank You I will remember that.

Answer by Walter Roberson
on 10 Jan 2013

There is no method at the operating system level to position by line. The operating system itself uses fgetl() (or fgets()) to move forward by lines. MATLAB does not provide any "wrapper" over fgetl() to support skipping lines.


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