What are all the common ways to read a file in Ruby?

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The easiest way if the file isn't too long is:

puts File.read(file_name)

Indeed, IO.read or File.read automatically close the file, so there is no need to use File.open with a block.

~ Answered on 2011-04-04 23:00:59


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