Networking Made Easy

Before we get into details, let's look at two simple programs.

The script (for "line get local," Figure 1.1) reads the first line of a local file. Call it with the path to the file you want to read, and it will print out the top line. For example, here's what I see when I run the script on a file that contains a quote from James Hogan's "Giants Star":

Figure 1.1.—Read the first line of a local file

% giants_star.txt
"Reintegration complete," ZORAC advised. "We're back in the universe."

This snippet illustrates the typographic conventions this book uses for terminal (command-line interpreter) ...

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