filesystem / read_bytes

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NAME

read_bytes()  -  reads  a contiguous series of bytes from a file into a
string

SYNOPSIS

string read_bytes( string path, int start, int length );

DESCRIPTION

This function reads 'length' bytes beginning at byte # 'start'  in  the
file  named  'path'.   The  bytes  are returned as a string.  Note that
(start + length) must  not  be  past  the  end  of  the  file  or  else
read_bytes  will  fail.  If the second and third arguments are omitted,
the entire file is returned.

SEE ALSO

read_file(3), write_bytes(3)