Read line from file, keeping newline characters
tline = fgets(fileID)
tline = fgets(fileID, nchar)
tline = fgets(fileID) reads the next line of the specified file, including the newline characters. fileID is an integer file identifier obtained from fopen. tline is a text string unless the line contains only the end-of-file marker. In this case, tline is the numeric value -1. fgets reads characters using the encoding scheme associated with the file. To specify the encoding scheme, use fopen.
tline = fgets(fileID, nchar) returns at most nchar characters of the next line. tline does not include any characters after the newline characters or the end-of-file marker.
Read and display the file fgets.m. Because fgets keeps newline characters and disp adds a newline character, this code displays the file with double-spacing:
fid = fopen('fgets.m'); tline = fgets(fid); while ischar(tline) disp(tline) tline = fgets(fid); end fclose(fid);
Compare these results to the fgetl example, which replaces the calls to fgets with fgetl.