An easy delphi question

i need to write a program.
Source contains a number of strings, each on a seperate line. Read the
strings one at a time printing them to the screen until contained in finish is
read or the end of the file is reached. Write to the screen a message stating
which occured first. The strings are to be considered case sensitive.

i can read the data until the end of file if found, but after that im stuck.. any ideas???
jarhysAsked:
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TheLeaderCommented:
do you mean show the result of the file
you should make an output file, or memo if you would like

assign ( ...... )   //  if you would like to create an output file
rewrite( ..... )   // to make it ready for writing result

or
memo1.text :=  ........


anyway, you said idea, if you would like the code i can write it.

is this what you meant !?
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TheLeaderCommented:
ofcourse you can do what ever you want after the condition


if FileExist ({filename & location})
if Eof(fileinput) then
...
// do what ever you want

hope it helped
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geobulCommented:
Hi,

program Project1;
{$APPTYPE CONSOLE}
uses
  SysUtils;

var
  f: textfile;
  fname: string;
  EndLine: string;
  line: string;
begin
  // enter some data
  Write('Enter filename:');
  Readln(fname);
  Write('Enter stop line (case sensitive):');
  Readln(EndLine);
  // open the file
  if FileExists(fname) then begin
    Assign(f, fname);
    Reset(f);
    while not EOF(F) do begin
      Readln(f, line);
      Writeln(line);
      if line = EndLine then begin
        Writeln('Stop string has been found');
        break;
      end;
    end;
    if EOF(f) then Writeln('End of file has been reached');
    CloseFile(f);
  end else begin
    Writeln('File does not exist');
  end;
end.

Regards, Geo
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