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 = File.open(“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 = File.open(“my_file.txt”, “r”)
ruby-1.9.2-p290 :062 > f.read
=> “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

Hey! This is Abhilash - A Ruby developer for years, specialised on web development, working as a freelance Ruby Developer. I have experience in other frameworks such as Angular, Sinatra, Laravel etc. Mainly working on Ruby On Rails platform since 2010. This blog is about Ruby, Ruby On Rails and other subjects where I have had a chance to work on. You can contact me here: abhilash.amballur@gmail.com Abhilash AK

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