Function tokio::fs::read

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pub async fn read(path: impl AsRef<Path>) -> Result<Vec<u8>>
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Reads the entire contents of a file into a bytes vector.

This is an async version of std::fs::read

This is a convenience function for using File::open and read_to_end with fewer imports and without an intermediate variable. It pre-allocates a buffer based on the file size when available, so it is generally faster than reading into a vector created with Vec::new().

This operation is implemented by running the equivalent blocking operation on a separate thread pool using spawn_blocking.


This function will return an error if path does not already exist. Other errors may also be returned according to OpenOptions::open.

It will also return an error if it encounters while reading an error of a kind other than ErrorKind::Interrupted.


use tokio::fs;
use std::net::SocketAddr;

async fn main() -> Result<(), Box<dyn std::error::Error + 'static>> {
    let contents = fs::read("address.txt").await?;
    let foo: SocketAddr = String::from_utf8_lossy(&contents).parse()?;