uhm.. thnx for the input, but i think u misunderstood me blush my problem is this:

when an error occurs (in this case, a 'line too long..') it HALTS the script. in the case of the alias i posted above, the loop doesnt get to finish /echo'ing the whole file. what i need is to be able to carryout the rest of the loop even if it encounters and error. (something like VBs' On Error Resume Next statement wink)

side note: /fopen & $fread makes things up A WHOLE LOT FASTER than using $read. wink

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