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Skip Method

Skips a specified number of characters when reading a TextStream file.

object.Skip(characters)

object

Required. Always the name of a TextStream object.

characters

Required. Number of characters to skip when reading a file.

Skipped characters are discarded.

The following example illustrates the use of the Skip method:

function SkipDemo()
{
   var fso, f, r;
   var ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\testfile.txt", ForWriting, true);
   f.WriteLine("Hello world!");
   f.WriteLine("JScript is fun");
   f.Close();
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\testfile.txt", ForReading);
   f.Skip(6);
   r = f.ReadLine();
   return(r);
}

Function SkipTextFile
   Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2
   Dim fso, f
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", ForWriting, True)
   f.Write "Hello world!"
   Set f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", ForReading)
   f.Skip(6)
   SkipTextFile =   f.ReadLine
End Function

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