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Help with FileOpen/Run and related commands

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funnydawg

This just has to be a simple problem but I have tried duplicating the help file examples until I am blue in the face and it just doesnt work. I started trying Run("iexplore.exe") and then explicitly naming the files location and it wouldnt run. Now, with a file called Citynames.txt in the script directory I can do FileOpen("Citynames.txt") and it works fine. But if the file exists as C:\WB\Citynames.txt I try to do FileOpen("C:\WB\Citynames.txt") and it wont work.

Of course ultimately I would like to do something like FileOpen(@HomeDir & "\WB\Citynames.txt") but I dont have a prayer of getting that to work until the explicit line to the file works.

What crazy thing am I doing wrong???

Thanks to anyone who can help!

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jchd

"it won't work" is a little vague. Which error do you get?

Can it be Access rights?


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funnydawg

Referencing the RUN command:

Run("notepad.exe") starts notepad.

Run("iexplore.exe") does nothing and there is no error message.

Run("C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe") also fails to run even though the program sits nicely in that directory. No error messages...just nothing happens.

But I can double click an icon pointing to that directory and it starts just fine.

Has me baffled.

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jchd

Try using ShellExecute an URL. That sound a bit weird though; are you sure the machine isn't stone by some malware?


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
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PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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