Skip

Skip[stream,type]
skips one object of the specified type in an input stream.

Skip[stream,type,n]
skips n objects of the specified type.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • Skip behaves like Read, except that it returns Null when it succeeds in skipping the specified objects, and $Failed otherwise.

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Basic Examples  (1)Basic Examples  (1)

A file of numbers:

Open a stream to read the file:

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Read the first number:

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Skip the second number:

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Close the stream:

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Introduced in 1991
(2.0)