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Hi,
I want to read the file content and store them in different
variables.
My file looks something like this:

----------------------------------------------------
url = "http://localhost"
emailid = "User@htmdec.co m"
password= "12345678"
browser="iexplo re"
-------------------------------------------------

I have to read each line and store only values within quotes into a variable.

eg:
webpage = "http://localhost"
pwd = "12345678"

Let me know if there is any ruby equivalent to this or any other method
to get this done.

Cheers
Aug 14 '09 #1
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improvcornartist
303 Recognized Expert Contributor
You can read the file using File.read. Then you will have to get the necessary data out of each line.
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  1. File.read(filename).each{|line|
  2.   # Perform necessary manipulation in here
  3. }
Aug 14 '09 #2
shekarls
2 New Member
Thanks for your reply, More than reading a file, i wanted to know is there a way to selective pick the information within quotes(" ") and storing such information in a variable.
Is there a regex that i need to implement to get the value or is there any easier way of fetching values and storing them.
Please do give me a example as i am new to ruby.

cheers
Aug 17 '09 #3
improvcornartist
303 Recognized Expert Contributor
One way to get the info from within quotes would be to split the string on the quote character. This would split your string into three pieces, so you would want the middle one.
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  1. s.split('"')[1]
Aug 17 '09 #4

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