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Any elegant ways to modify compiled AU3 script?

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I am slowly working on building a "scan engine" tool. My idea is to have a GUI to create a customized scan engine, then produce a compiled au3 script with the customized scan embedded (like a resource or something similar).

Is there an elegant way to store data in the compiled script which could be edited later, or am I better of just compiling a new script?

I'm sure I could save it as a resource and read it upon execution, but I didn't see a way to edit the resources.

I imagine there are plenty of technical issues with that too....padding, data length, etc.

Just wanted to throw the question out there and see what others know?

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The easy way to do it is with an .ini file that's fileinstalled into the script that can be modified by the running script. You'd need to also include the Aut2Exe or Aut2Exe_x64 programs so that you can compile it.


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The ini would be modified externally from the script right? I'd like to re-incorporate changes back into the compiled scripted if possible.

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You'd fileinstall the ini file into the new compiled script.


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hmmm....i'm failing to see how to get the file back into the script, or do you mean fileinstall to get the data out, then recompile with the extracted data?

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You're using one script to create another, if I follow correctly.

Have the first script create the ini file or have a ready made one fileinstalled into the first program, modify the ini file accordingly to set up your custom scan procedures, create a new script and fileinstall the changed ini file into the new script when it's compiled.

Then you can either leave the ini file where it is, or delete it as you see fit depending upon whether you want a pristine ini file every time, or if the changed one is good enough.


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

understood. I think i'd prefer using a resource so I don't have to write a file just to read back the data.

so it sounds like the easiest solution is just compile each script rather than being able to edit one that is already compiled.

edit: thanks for the input.

Edited by spudw2k

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