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Read from file and then Compare with file names

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I was working on a script that read a .txt file line by line and then compared each line with the files in the same directory, if any file on that directory had a name that was not on the .txt file it should be deleted

I managed to get the .txt to be read line by line with the FileReadLine, but I can't get it to compare with the files in the same directory and delete the files not found

Any help on this?

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Can you post the code you have so far?


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Use _FileListToArray to get all of the files in the folder. Use _FileReadToArray to read the text file. Loop through the array from the file list, and then do an _ArraySearch on the array from the text file. Here's a demo.

#include <File.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
Global $aTextFileList
$aFileList = _FileListToArray(@MyDocumentsDir)
_FileReadToArray("MyFileList.txt", $aTextFileList)
For $I = 1 To $aFileList[0]
If _ArraySearch($aTextFileList, $aFileList[$I]) = -1 Then
ConsoleWrite("!File " & $aFileList[$I] & " isn't in the text file" & @CRLF)
EndIf
Next
Edited by BrewManNH
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