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RecordLists

RecordLists
is an option for ReadList which specifies whether objects from separate records should be returned in separate sublists.
  • With the default setting RecordSeparators->{"\n", "\r\n", "\r"}, setting RecordLists->True makes RecordLists return objects that appear on different lines in different sublists.
  • With RecordLists->False, ReadList returns a single list of all objects it reads.
  • With RecordLists->True, ReadList returns a list containing a sublist for each record.
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