Golang : Text file editor (accept input from screen and save to file)



Tags : golang input-from-screen file

The images of me learning WordStar as kid somehow appeared in my dream yesterday. So, today I'm going to write this tutorial to mimic a simple text editor and also to demonstrate how to accept input from screen and save each input line directory into a file.

The code below will accept text input from each line and save it to a text file. To exit the program and save the file, you need to go to a new line and enter a dot/period ( . )

scrinputtofile.go

 package main

 import (
 "bufio"
 "fmt"
 "io"
 "io/ioutil"
 "os"
 )

 func main() {
 fname := "data.txt"

 // print text file
 textin, err := ioutil.ReadFile(fname)
 if err == nil {
 fmt.Println(string(textin))
 }

 var userInput []string

 scanner := bufio.NewScanner(os.Stdin)

 for scanner.Scan() {
 line := scanner.Text()
 if line == "." {
 break // to stop writing enter . (period) and press enter
 }
 userInput = append(userInput, line+"\n")
 }

 // append text to file
 // 0666 means everyone can read and write but not execute

 f, err := os.OpenFile(fname, os.O_CREATE|os.O_APPEND|os.O_WRONLY, 0666)
 defer f.Close()

 if err == nil {
 fmt.Println("Saving to file and exit program")
 for _, eachLine := range userInput {
 io.WriteString(f, eachLine)
 }
 }

 // print text file
 textin, err = ioutil.ReadFile(fname)
 if err != nil {
 panic(err)
 }
 fmt.Printf("%s content : \n ", fname)
 fmt.Println(string(textin))
 }

Sample output :

./scrinputtofile

 this is line 1
 this is line 2
 this is line 3
 this is line 4
 this is line 5
 this is line 6
 你好吗(how are you) ?
 .

Saving to file

text.txt content :

this is line 1

this is line 2

this is line 3

this is line 4

this is line 5

this is line 6

你好吗(how are you) ?



Tags : golang input-from-screen file

By Adam Ng

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