METHOD:  TextStream.Read

Implemented in version 2.0

This method reads the number of characters you specify from a Textstream file and returns them as a string. If you specify more characters than actual exist in the file, then Read only returns the actual number of characters that are in the file.
dim filesys, text, readfile, contents
set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set text = filesys.CreateTextFile("c:\somefile2.txt")
text.Write "A quick example of the Read method"
set readfile = filesys.OpenTextFile("c:\somefile2.txt", 1, false)
contents = readfile.Read(7)
Response.Write "The first seven characters in the text file are '" & contents & "'."

"The first seven characters in the text file are 'A quick'.

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