Putting first line of text files in seperate rows

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Hari krishnan
Hari krishnan on 20 Aug 2018
Commented: Hari krishnan on 20 Aug 2018
Hi, i have four text files.I need to open and read first line of each text file and put each of these lines one after another in a vector. In the corresponding code shown, it just puts all the lines in a single row of the vector. Any help will be appreciated.
for ii = 1:number_of_files
varNames = textscan(fileID, format, 1, 'Delimiter', delimiter, 'MultipleDelimsAsOne', true, 'TextType', 'string', 'ReturnOnError', false);
time_start_of_experiment = [varNames{:}];
end
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Hari krishnan
Hari krishnan on 20 Aug 2018
Currently when i get the output, its a string with all the first line of text files added one after the other in a row. What i need is to put the first line from each text file to seperate rows.

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dpb
dpb on 20 Aug 2018
time_start_of_experiment = cell(number_of_files,1);
for ii = 1:number_of_files
varNames = textscan(fileID, format, 1, 'Delimiter', delimiter, 'MultipleDelimsAsOne', true, 'TextType', 'string', 'ReturnOnError', false);
time_start_of_experiment(ii,1) = varNames;
end
The above snippet doesn't seem correct in that it uses the same fileID for every pass through the loop; that would be reading subsequent records in the same file, not a single record in a sequence of separate files.
That would need an fopen/fclose pair inside the loop surrounding the call to textscan and an incrementing on an array of file names.

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