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How can I delete a line in a text file?

  I can use "Writeln" write a line and use "Readln" read a
line from a text file, but how can I delete a line?

                                    (Thanks a lot)
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thecon
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TechStoneCommented:
The simple answer is, you can't.  Text files are written from the beginning to the end, and that's it.

In order to delete a line, you must read the file and write all lines but the one you wanted deleted to another file.  I know that sounds like a long way to do things, but that's how text files work.


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