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BASIC keyword
Keyword: PRINT#
Abbreviation: pR
Type: Command
Token code: ---/---
Handling routine
in BASIC ROM:
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List of all BASIC keywords


Remark: This article describes the BASIC-Command PRINT# in BASIC V2 on the Commodore 64.

Type: Command
General Programming-Syntax: PRINT# <logic file number>,<variable>[, (<--alternative ;)<variable>...]

The BASIC-command PRINT# is used for storing data in a file. Before PRINT# can be used, the destination file has to be opened with the BASIC comman OPEN. The PRINT# command must address the same logical file number as the preceding OPEN command.

Besides strings and numeric variables, any character may be included into string variables. But comma <,>, semicolon <;> and Space effect in separating the written data from eachother. Other puncutation symbols do not have this effect.

For separating the data blocks, each must end with a Return character (CHR$(13)), which is done automatically if the PRINT#4 command is not followed by a punctuation symbol.

The written data can be read with the BASIC command INPUT#.

Examples[edit]

10 OPEN, 1, 1, 1, "TESTFILE"
20 PRINT#1,"1st dataset" 
30 PRINT#1,"2nd dataset"," is continued";
40 PRINT#1," and further continued"
50 PRINT#1,"3rd dataset"+CHR$(13)
60 PRINT#1,"4th dataset"
70 CLOSE 1

Writing a data file on tape drive (check INPUT# for reading data).

10 OPEN 2, 8, 4, "TESTFILE, SEQ, W" 
20 PRINT#2,"1st dataset" 
30 PRINT#2,"2nd dataset"," is continued";
40 PRINT#2," and further continued"
50 PRINT#2,"3rd dataset"+CHR$(13)
60 PRINT#2,"4th dataset"
70 CLOSE 2

Writing a data file on first disk drive (check INPUT# for reading data).

BASIC V2.0 (second release) Commands

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