Read file lines

OSCC · JavaScript, Node, Array · Oct 22, 2020

Returns an array of lines from the specified file.

  • Use fs.readFileSync() to create a Buffer from a file.
  • Use Buffer.prototype.toString() to covert the buffer to a string.
  • Use String.prototype.split() to create an array of lines from the contents of the file.
const fs = require('fs');

const readFileLines = filename =>
  fs
    .readFileSync(filename)
    .toString('UTF8')
    .split('\n');
/*
contents of test.txt :
  line1
  line2
  line3
  ___________________________
*/
let arr = readFileLines('test.txt');
console.log(arr); // ['line1', 'line2', 'line3']

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