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read a file twice...
This sort of issue comes up alot in my shop with generating log files, typically
for a scheduled "batch" job. the logfile for usability purposes needs the totals, stats, etc
at the top of the log with any detail info after.
To avoid processing twice (it's usually processing a SQL cursor, but
occasionally a flat file too), we typically use the method mentioned
by thor.... read the file once, saving the lines to be printed
afterward in one or more arrays, then pushing them out at the end.