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I need some newbie help. The scenario is, I have 2 files, one on a server and one in a temporary directory on my pc. I want to find out if the file that i have on my pc is in the server and if it is i want to delete it from the server. The catch is the file on the pc and server change periodically so i can't specify a file name in the script. I basically want to get the file name from the pc and pass it to the server and delete it if it is present. Any help would be much appreciated


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Would be, many ways...

I sugesst one: If the file is growing in size, you would can use FileGetSize()

and comparing...Or also reading the contents with "Comp" command.(DOS command)

Edited by josbe

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

You most likely want to do a file comparision or something, but here is a quick script to just do only what you said.

You can loop this if you like to do multiple files, I only used one, since you said file.

; Shows the filenames of all files in the current directory, note that "." and ".." are returned.
$search = FileFindFirstFile("c:\temp\*.au3"); change to whatever temp dir you have

; Check if the search was successful
If $search = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "No files/directories matched the search pattern")
    $file = FileFindNextFile($search) 
    MsgBox(4096, "File:", $file)
; Close the search handle

If FileExists ("\\server\temp\"&$file) Then; change to your server location
; option 1
    $x=FileCopy("c:\temp\" & $file,"\\server\temp\" & $file,1) this will just overwrite it.
; option 2
;   $x=FileDelete("\\server\temp\"&$file); uncomment this if you meant to delete.
MsgBox(1,"Info","File not on server.")  
If $x=1 Then MsgBox(1,"File deleted","")
If $x=0 Then MsgBox(1,"Error","File not deleted")

...edit added options.

Edited by scriptkitty

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thank you kitty, you saved my life. LOVE YA

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