Kamaelia docs : Kamaelia.File.Reading.PromptedFileReader


For examples and more explanations, see the module level docs.

class PromptedFileReader(Axon.Component.component)

PromptedFileReader(filename[,readmode]) -> file reading component

Creates a file reader component. Reads N bytes/lines from the file when N is sent to its inbox.

Keyword arguments:

  • readmode -- "bytes" or "lines"


  • control : for shutdown signalling
  • inbox : requests to 'n' read bytes/lines


  • outbox : data output
  • signal : outputs 'producerFinished' after all data has been read

Methods defined here


You should be using the inbox/outbox interface, not these methods (except construction). This documentation is designed as a roadmap as to their functionalilty for maintainers and new component developers.

__init__(self, filename[, readmode])

x.__init__(...) initializes x; see x.__class__.__doc__ for signature


Closes the file handle


Main loop

readNBytes(self, n)

readNBytes(n) -> string containing 'n' bytes read from the file.

"EOF" raised if the end of the file is reached and there is no data to return.

readNLines(self, n)

readNLines(n) -> string containing 'n' lines read from the file.

"EOF" raised if the end of the file is reached and there is no data to return.


Returns True if a shutdownMicroprocess message is received.

Also passes the message on out of the "signal" outbox.


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