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Function Syntax

buffer file_to_bufferstring filepath )

Loads the entire contents of a text file into a buffer.
  • filepath: Path to the text file

This does not ignore empty lines, or lines starting with #.

This function was added in r19439.

Code Samples

Load the contents of a text file.

buffer data = file_to_buffer("mydata.txt");
print(`Number of characters in mydata.txt: {data.length()}`);

See Also

buffer_to_file() | file_to_array() | file_to_map() | map_to_file()