v1.2 - kfun - read_file

NAME

read_file - read a file

SYNOPSIS

string read_file(string file, varargs int offset, int size)

DESCRIPTION

Read a file. The optional second and third arguments specify an offset in the file and the maximum length of the string to be read, and default to the whole file from the beginning. The offset may be specified as negative, to read from the end of a file.

ERRORS

If the offset is out of range or the returned string would be too large, an error will result.

SEE ALSO

kfun/editor, kfun/write_file