I have written code to go through a text file and extract the data I need. It is a delimited file so I use the comma to divide the values. The problem that I am experiencing is that the lines which includes data I need begin with a "~" but there are somelines beginning with a "#". These lines I need to be able to skip. The real obstacle is that the TextStreamObject method to skip lines (eg. v.skiplines(1)) actually skips two lines, the current line and the new line character of the next line. The next line almost always includes data I need. I have used the TextStreamObject with the entire code so I guess I need to stick with it. How do I skip just the line I need to skip and leave everything else intact?