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 Options

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

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Show a snippet of text contained in a ContentObject:

Show only the first 3 lines:

Note that for ContentObject there is an equivalent form:

Scope  (2)

Show a snippet of text in a File:

Without the File wrapper, the path would be treated as data:

Show a three-line snippet of text from a URL:

Without the URL wrapper, the string would be treated as data:

Introduced in 2015
 (10.2)
 |
Updated in 2015
 (10.3)
2016
 (11.0)