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Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Chapter 8. Working with Text Files

Like most other programming languages, Just BASIC provides programmers with the ability to interact with the computer’s file system. Just BASIC lets programmers create and delete files and folders. It can also be used to build applications that can create and work with external files. As such, it gives you the ability to create reports, documents, and log files. In addition to teaching you the basics of working with files and folders, this chapter will also show you how to create your next application project, the Tic Tac Toe game.

Specifically, you will learn how to

  • Indicate absolute and relative path and filenames

  • Open and close files

  • Read from and write to text files

  • Perform file administration tasks

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