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TYPE: I/O Statement
FORMAT: GET# <file number>, <variable list>

Action: This statement reads characters one-at-a-time from the device or file specified. It works the same as the GET statement, except that the data comes from a different place than the keyboard. If no character is received, the variable is set to an empty string (equal to "") or to 0 for numeric variables. Characters used to separate data in files, like the comma (,) or <RETURN> key code (ASC code of 13), are received like any other character.

When used with device #3 (TV screen), this statement will read characters one by one from the screen. Each use of GET# moves the cursor 1 position to the right. The character at the end of the logical line is changed to a CHR$ (13), the <RETURN> key code.

EXAMPLES of GET# Statement:

5 GET#1, A$
10 OPEN 1,3: GET#1, Z7$
20 GET#1, A, B, C$, D$

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