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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

hello.

i am looking through several paths to files and some of them have command line switches

i have some luck with _pathsplit but not entirely with some of the paths

so id rather use stringregexp

here's what i have so far:

#include <array.au3>

$string = "c:\program files\program\autoit.exe help"
$array = StringRegExp($string, "(?i)exe\s\S*", 1)

_ArrayDisplay($array)

i am trying to strip away anything after the file name at the end of any path (so trying to strip out all the command line switches some have "/", "-" or just a word by itself).. usually the file name at the end is an .exe but can be any file type

Edited by gcue

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Search WinAPIEx.au3 by Yashied and look for _WinAPI_PathRemoveArgs()

I know you want something in SRE but for now API is a quick alternative until a SRE expert shows up :)

Edit: Look at StringRegExpReplace() instead.

Edited by guinness

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thanks but ya would be cleaner to go the sre way i think =)

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I edited my post in the meantime, Sorry. I would suggest looking at StringRegExpReplace() instead.

thanks but ya would be cleaner to go the sre way i think =)

It's your prerogative! :) Edited by guinness

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

yep that def seems like it would work better

but i cant get different filetypes to work and at the same time exclude the actual extension

$string = "c:\program files\program\autoit.exe help"
$string = StringRegExpReplace($string, "(?i)exe\s\S*", "")

outputs c:\program files\program\autoit. because its counting in the "exe" extension. and aside from that code only works with exe extensions

Edited by gcue

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

_pathsplit doesnt seem to work well when the path has command line switches.. results are inconsistent depending on the switch used before the command "-help", "/help", " help"

c:\program files\program\autoit.exe /help

array output

[2] \program files\program\autoit.exe /

[3] help

c:\program files\program\autoit.exe -help

array output

[2] \program files\program\

[3] autoit

[4] .exe -help

c:\program files\program\autoit.exe help

array output

[2] \program files\program\

[3] autoit

[4] .exe help

would be nice if pathsplit had another variable for command line switches

Dim $szDrive, $szDir, $szFName, $szExt, $szCmd

Edited by gcue

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thanks but ya would be cleaner to go the sre way i think =)

_PathSplit() doesn't use SRE! Its use inbuilt which I believe use the Windows API!

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

_PathSplit() doesn't use SRE! Its use inbuilt which I believe use the Windows API!

yea i know im just mentioning why SRE might be a better choice because bc pathsplit doesn't seem consistent

Edited by gcue

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

This is a slightly modified version of PathSplit with the extra parameter for commandline switches. The small amount of testing I've seems to show that it works with all plausible combinations

#include <array.au3> ; only required for testing
Global $szPath,$szDrive,$szDir,$szFName,$szExt,$szParams
Global $aPathParts = 0

$szPath1 = 'C:\Program Files\test\data\Myfile.exe'
$szPath2 = 'C:\Program Files\test\data\Myfile.txt.bak'
$szPath3 = 'C:\Program Files\te.st\data\myfile.fred.exe -help /r /d File:="C:\temp\Roysfile.txt"'

$aPathParts = _PathSplitEx($szPath1,$szDrive,$szDir,$szFName,$szExt,$szParams)
_ArrayDisplay($aPathParts, "Path Split")
$aPathParts = _PathSplitEx($szPath2,$szDrive,$szDir,$szFName,$szExt,$szParams)
_ArrayDisplay($aPathParts, "Path Split")
$aPathParts = _PathSplitEx($szPath3,$szDrive,$szDir,$szFName,$szExt,$szParams)
_ArrayDisplay($aPathParts, "Path Split")

Func _PathSplitEx($szPath, ByRef $szDrive, ByRef $szDir, ByRef $szFName, ByRef $szExt, ByRef $szParams)
    ; Set local strings to null (We use local strings in case one of the arguments is the same variable)
    Local $drive = ""
    Local $dir = ""
    Local $fname = ""
    Local $ext = ""
    Local $pos = 0
  Local $params = ""

    ; Create an array which will be filled and returned later
    Local $array[6]
    $array[0] = $szPath; $szPath can get destroyed, so it needs set now

    StringRegExp($szPath,"\.[^ .]+ ",1,1)
    IF Not @error Then
        $pos = @extended
        $params = StringMid($szPath,$pos)
        $szPath = StringLeft($szPath,$pos-1)
    EndIf
    ; Get drive letter if present (Can be a UNC server)
    If StringMid($szPath, 2, 1) = ":" Then
        $drive = StringLeft($szPath, 2)
        $szPath = StringTrimLeft($szPath, 2)
    ElseIf StringLeft($szPath, 2) = "\\" Then
        $szPath = StringTrimLeft($szPath, 2) ; Trim the \\
        $pos = StringInStr($szPath, "\")
        If $pos = 0 Then $pos = StringInStr($szPath, "/")
        If $pos = 0 Then
            $drive = "\\" & $szPath; Prepend the \\ we stripped earlier
            $szPath = ""; Set to null because the whole path was just the UNC server name
        Else
            $drive = "\\" & StringLeft($szPath, $pos - 1) ; Prepend the \\ we stripped earlier
            $szPath = StringTrimLeft($szPath, $pos - 1)
        EndIf
    EndIf

    ; Set the directory and file name if present
    Local $nPosForward = StringInStr($szPath, "/", 0, -1)
    Local $nPosBackward = StringInStr($szPath, "\", 0, -1)
    If $nPosForward >= $nPosBackward Then
        $pos = $nPosForward
    Else
        $pos = $nPosBackward
    EndIf
    $dir = StringLeft($szPath, $pos)
    $fname = StringRight($szPath, StringLen($szPath) - $pos)

    ; If $szDir wasn't set, then the whole path must just be a file, so set the filename
    If StringLen($dir) = 0 Then $fname = $szPath

    $pos = StringInStr($fname, ".", 0, -1)
    If $pos Then
        $ext = StringRight($fname, StringLen($fname) - ($pos - 1))
        $fname = StringLeft($fname, $pos - 1)
    EndIf
    ; Set the strings and array to what we found
    $szDrive = $drive
    $szDir = $dir
    $szFName = $fname
    $szExt = $ext
    $szParams = $params
    $array[1] = $drive
    $array[2] = $dir
    $array[3] = $fname
    $array[4] = $ext
    $array[5] = $params
    Return $array
EndFunc   ;==>_PathSplit

Edit: Fixed Autoit tags

Edited by Bowmore

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Nice update :)


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wow that really does work well!!! worthy of updating the official _pathsplit =)

thank you very much bowmore!

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