FilterFile Function

*** UNSUPPORTED *** See Unsupported Functions and Commands for more information.

Processes a file specified by arg 1 and returns a string array containing any lines in the file that start with any of the keywords specified by arg 2. If arg 3 = 'strip', the lines will be returned with the keyword removed.

If arg3='spice', the input file will be filtered to remove inline comments and join lines connected using the '+' continuation character. Note that with arg3='spice' normal '*' comments pass through unmodified as long as they are not embedded between '+' continuation lines.

This function was developed for internal testing and was used to extract control lines from netlists. It may have other uses.


Number Type Compulsory Default Description
1 string Yes file name
2 string array Yes keywords
3 string No option


Return type: string array