write to file command

Devin Asay devin_asay at byu.edu
Mon Feb 11 17:57:01 EST 2002


At 11:11 PM +0100 2/11/02, yves COPPE wrote:
>hello,
>
>
>in the transcript dictionary, we find  :
>
>If the file already exists, the write to file command does not 
>remove characters from it. For example, if the file is 100 
>characters long, and you write a value 60 characters long to the 
>start of the file, the file now contains the 60 characters of the 
>value, followed by the last 40 characters of the original file.
>

[stuff deleted]

>Is there any other way to write data to a file without having any 
>chars over from the previous record ?

Yes, the key is to use the "open file for write" form of the open 
file command.  Then, any "write to file" operation will completely 
replace the contents of the file.
-- 
Devin Asay
Humanities Research Center
Brigham Young University



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