readf

readf — Read a line of text from an external file.

Description

Read a line of text from an external file once each k-cycle.

Syntax

Sres readf ifilname

Initialization

ifilname -- an integer N denoting a file named "input.N" or a character string (in double quotes, spaces permitted) denoting the external file name. For a string, it may either be a full path name with directory specified or a simple filename. In the later case, the file is sought first in the current directory, then in SSDIR, and finally in SFDIR.

Performance

Sres -- output of the line read from ifilname.

This opcode allows a line of text to be read from a named external file. There may be any number of readf opcodes in an instrument or orchestra but they read separately from the same or different files.

Examples

Here is an example of the readf opcode. It uses the file readf.csd.

Example 719. Example of the readf opcode.

See the sections Real-time Audio and Command Line Flags for more information on using command line flags.

<CsoundSynthesizer>
<CsOptions>
-n
</CsOptions>
<CsInstruments>
instr 1
  Swd           pwd
                printf_i      "Working directory is '%s'\n", 1, Swd
                prints        "Reading myself =):\n"
read:
  Sline, kLinNum readf "readf.csd"
                printf "Line %d: %s", kLinNum, kLinNum, Sline
  if kLinNum != -1 then
                kgoto read
  else 
                turnoff
  endif
endin
</CsInstruments>
<CsScore>
i1 0 1
e
</CsScore>
</CsoundSynthesizer>


See Also

readfi.

Credits

John ffitch and Joachim Heintz

2012; new in 5.17.12