Create, write and read a file and also print the first line of a file in ruby

Create a file: Open a file in write mode

ruby-1.9.2-p290 :058 > f =“my_file.txt”, “w”)

Write something to that file

ruby-1.9.2-p290 :059 > f.write(“This is the first line of my file\n”)
=> 34

Close the file

ruby-1.9.2-p290 :060 > f.close
=> nil

Open the file for reading

ruby-1.9.2-p290 :061 > f =“my_file.txt”, “r”)
ruby-1.9.2-p290 :062 >
=> “This is the first line of my file.\n”

Print the first line of a file

ruby-1.9.2-p290 :063 > lines = IO.readlines(“my_file.txt”)
ruby-1.9.2-p290 :063 > puts lines.first
This is the first line of my file.

A useful link about ruby File manupulation is given below


Author: Abhilash

I'm Abhilash, a web developer who specializes in Ruby development. With years of experience working with various frameworks like Rails, Angular, Sinatra, Laravel, NodeJS, React and more, I am passionate about building robust and scalable web applications. Since 2010, I have been honing my skills and expertise in the Ruby on Rails platform. This blog is dedicated to sharing my knowledge and experience on topics related to Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and other subjects that I have worked with throughout my career. Join me on this journey to explore the exciting world of web development!

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