Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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Snippet

Snippet[doc]
gives a snippet of text from a document or other content object.

Snippet[doc,n]
gives about n lines from the beginning.

Snippet[doc,-n]
gives about n lines from the end.

Snippet[doc,n1;;n2]
gives a span from lines n1 to n2

Snippet[doc,n1;;n2;;n3]
gives a span from lines n1 to n2 in steps of n3.

Snippet[ContentObject[],SearchResultObject[]]
gives contextual snippets from a content object based on search results.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • The default value for n is 1.
  • Snippet[File[]] and Snippet[URL[]] give snippets from files and URLs, respectively.

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Basic Examples  (1)Basic Examples  (1)

Show a snippet of text contained in a ContentObject:

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Show only the first 3 lines:

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Note that for ContentObject there is an equivalent form:

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Introduced in 2015
(10.2)
| Updated in 2015
(10.3)