Background & Context

    • Null-terminated text strings.
    • Represents an arbitrary number of null-terminated character strings.
    • Stores characters as 8-bit Unicode values.

Import & Export

  • Import["file","TerminatedString"] imports a file as a list of null-terminated character strings.
  • Export["file",str,"TerminatedString"] exports a string as a null-terminated sequence of 8-bit characters.
  • Export["file",{str1,str2,},"TerminatedString"] exports a list of strings to sequences of 8-bit character codes, each terminated by a null character.
  • Import["file","TerminatedString"] returns a list of strings.
  • Export["file",expr,"TerminatedString"] creates a text file from the OutputForm representation of expr.

Import Elements

  • General Import elements:
  • "Elements" list of elements and options available in this file
    "Rules"full list of rules for each element and option
    "Options"list of rules for options, properties, and settings


Basic Examples  (1)

Export two strings as null-terminated sequences of characters:

Import the previous output:

Introduced in 2003