reading from a certain point in a file

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    reading from a certain point in a file

    first of all thank you for your time but I have come to a point where I need the community's help. I have looked on google and searched the forums but I can still not find the answer I am looking for.

    the question is there is such a syntax as x.readline(blaa). But I need to read from a certain line (lets say line 2). Is there any possible way in which I could read this?.

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    Read a line and throw it away?

    Or, I suppose, you could seek, if you knew that each line was the same (fixed) length.

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    how would I go about throwing away a line? not really used the fstream libary before.

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    Just read the line and ignore the result.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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