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Looking for occurrence of string in text file.

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Hi all,

I have looked though all the search results on the text search topic but couldn't find anything that do what I need it to do.

part of my script creates a dump file of the cipher command on a particular folder.

I need the script to then look for the occurrence of " U " anywhere in the text file but I'm having problems loading the whole text file into a variable... I only get the first line when I try to display it.

The text file is called efs_dump.log:

Listing C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\
 New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

 U 10Feb.csv
 U 18FebDR.csv
 U 22FebDR.csv
 U 23FebDR.csv
 U 24FebDR.csv
 U 2K7.csv
 U BO_Diff.xls
 U EFS-Report.xls
 U EFS-Report_Template.xls
 U EFS-Report_V2.xls
 U EFS-Report_V3.xls
 U IE7_Cardiff.csv
 U IE7_Exclusions.csv
 U Log Viewer
 U maps.txt
 U My Music
 U My Pictures
 U My Videos
 U My Virtual Machines
 U PM_Reports
 U Power Managment Summary 06032010.xls
 U PowerManagemen.xls
 U SAP_Patch_14_UVT.csv
 U SAP_Test_Devices.csv
 U SAP_UPgrade15032010.csv
 U SWDReport_template.v4.0.xls
 
 Listing C:\Documents and Settings\3rdellewsdfgdsgee\My Documents\Log Viewer\
 New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

 U Altiris.Diagnostics.dll
 U LogViewer.exe
 U SourceGrid2.dll
 U SourceLibrary.dll
 
 Listing C:\Documents and Settings\3rdesfdasfllewee\My Documents\My Data Sources\
 New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

 U +Connect to New Data Source.odc
 U +New SQL Server Connection.odc
 U DATACONN.HTC
 
 Listing C:\Documents and Settings\3rdellewee\My Documents\My Music\
 New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

 U Sample Music.lnk
 
 Listing C:\Documents and Settings\3rdellewee\My Documents\My Pictures\
 New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

 U Sample Pictures.lnk
 U tssdfysdfassftems.ico
 
 Listing C:\Documents and Settings\3rdelsfasflewee\My Documents\My Videos\
 New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

 
 Listing C:\Documents and Settings\3sadfsfrdellewee\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\
 New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

 
 Listing C:\Documents and Settings\3rdellsfsfdwee\My Documents\PM_Reports\
 New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

 U 16032010.xls
 U 17032010.xls
 U 18032010.xls

How do I get the script to set a boolean if ANY " U " is found in the whole text file?

I've tried FileRead, FileReadLine with loops etc etc. but I don't get the full text of the file.

This is one of my attempts:

$ourProcess22 = Run(@ComSpec & " /c" & "cipher.exe /S:""C:\Documents and Settings\" & @UserName & "\My Documents"" > C:\Support\Logs\efs_dump.log", "", @SW_HIDE, 2)
    $dumpfile = "C:\support\logs\efs_dump.log"
    $dumpstring = FileRead($dumpfile)
MsgBox(0, "String", $dumpstring)
    $recurse_encrypted = StringInStr($dumpstring, " U ")
    MsgBox(0, "Found", $recurse_encrypted)

Please help :(

Edited by eben80

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I need the script to then look for the occurrence of " U " anywhere in the text file

Anywhere really, or just the start of a line, as in your file?

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I created a text file named 'efs_dump.log' with the contents you supplied. The text file and the script are both in the same directory, but they don't have to be.

$dumpfile = "efs_dump.log"
$dumpstring = FileRead($dumpfile)
MsgBox(0, "String", $dumpstring)
If StringInStr($dumpstring, " U ") Then ConsoleWrite("yay!" & @LF)

- Bruce /*somdcomputerguy */  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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