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Copying a files contents

mrquija asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
I need to delete a row from a file with many rows in it.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to THE MOST EFFICIENT/FASTEST algorithm KNOWN TO MANKIND on how to do this?  I have some ideas, such as simply string copying from one file to the other and omitting the row that I dont want...but I dont know if that's THE FASTEST in the entire UNIVERSE.  You know, they should make a search engine on this experts-exchange forum, I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I'm way too lazy to go through 2000 paq to  perhaps find the one I need.  Thanks to all.
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