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Counting lines of text in a file, missing something on the syntax?

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I've looked at the example but not working for me so I created a text file with 3 lines in it.

Trying to run it but shows 0, I know there is probably just a few characters wrong...

#include 
Local $CountLines = _FileCountLines("D:\xtra-df\AutoIT\examples_bruno\count_file_lines\input.txt")
MsgBox(64, "Counting the lines in the text file", "There are " & $CountLines & " lines in the input.txt file.")
Exit

Thanks

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xuzo,

It works fine for me. Are you sure that the file path is correct? Try using FileExists to check. ;)

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Yes was the wrong path...trying to organize everything in different folders!

Trying to set the path so the file sits in the same folder as the AutoIT file, I have the syntax wrong as usual, please have a look:

#include
Local $CountLines = _FileCountLines(@ScriptDirinput.txt") ; not sure how to use the @ScriptDir code
MsgBox(64, "Counting the lines in the text file", "There are " & $CountLines & " lines in the input.txt file.")
Exit

That would avoid path problems in the future! Just keep everything self contained

My mistake is in this I'm sure:

("@ScriptDirinput.txt")

The help file says:

"Directory containing the running script. (Result doesn't contain a trailing backslash)"

So:

Local $CountLines = _FileCountLines(@ScriptDir "input.txt")

So I removed the backlash in many ways but can't get it working! ;(

Edited by xuzo

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Has to be

Local $CountLines = _FileCountLines(@ScriptDir & "input.txt")
because you concatenate two strings.

BTW: To avoid errors you need to check if an operation was successful. The help file describes how a function returns an error (either by setting the return value to 0 or by setting the macros @error and @extended).

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Thanks to everyone!

Got it!

Edited by xuzo

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[solved]

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