How do I detect line number while reading a file?

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Clay Fulcher
Clay Fulcher on 14 Jun 2020
Commented: Clay Fulcher on 15 Jun 2020
Is there a way to detect the line number while reading a text file? ftell will give a pointer in the file, but not the line number.
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per isakson
per isakson on 15 Jun 2020
There is no function that takes the output of ftell() and returns the line number.
One has to keep track of the line number with user code. However, that is hard to combine with the use of fseek().
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Clay Fulcher
Clay Fulcher on 15 Jun 2020
Thanks Isakson and Walter. I guess I'll have to put a line counter in my code and keep track of the lines read that way.

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