accessing a text file
Posted on 2000-03-05
I badly need to access strings in a text file WITHOUT reading the whole file, because it is HUGE (5 to 10 Mb!). What I need is to be able to read QUICKLY, say, the lines 4567 and 4568 and to dislay them in a RichEdit. The lines are relative ly short (300 characters or so, but more than 256). Since the file is always the same (it is not edited), it is possible to create a table with all the lines' offsets from the beginning of the file, but I do not know how to do that either, nor how to read the particular lines if I know the offsets... PLease help!
Thank you very much in advance,
P.S. A piece of working code would be GREATLY AND THANKFULLY appreciated! I am not a professional.