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Imbuter2000

"on file change" equivalent

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I need to start a function (fileread etc...) as soon as a code file is saved in AutoIT.

What's the most efficient way to intercept the file change?

I thought to a loop of FileGetTime but it's only precise at "second"... (a second save withing the same second would not be intercepted).

Reading the file size is not precise to (changes of content without changes in size would not be intercepted).

Reading and comparing the whole content would be unerrable but too slow...

A better solution?

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Reading and comparing the whole content would be unerrable but too slow...

Reading should be the best option

If u think that reading the whole content would be time consuming

then try writing the special code in a specific line and then use FileReadLine


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Imbuter2000,

Take a look at seangriffin's FileSystemMonitor UDF - it will let you intercept changes to a folder. I have used it successfully to recognise file changes and amend the file immediately. :)

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Imbuter2000,

Take a look at seangriffin's FileSystemMonitor UDF - it will let you intercept changes to a folder. I have used it successfully to recognise file changes and amend the file immediately. :)

M23

Wow Melba, that seems a very advanced code but I think it's too much for my case.

Is there any good (not time consuming) solution without reading the file content that can stay in maximum 10 lines of code?

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Another approach can be in loop try to open file for writing without share atribute.

If it's successfull then it means previous writing to that file by other application is finished.

Look at _WinAPI_CreateFile()

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