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Briandr

run script and then delete itself from current location

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

 

Can someone tell me what I would need add to the end of this AutoIT script so the file gets deleted from it's current location after it ran sucessfully? It current location will vary with the logged user because it is being copied over to individual profile Start Menu->Programs->Start Up folders in Windows 7.

; This program will set firefox to not auto-update itself

$debug=False

; wait for Firefox to close because the prefs.js will be overwritten when Firefox closes and the changes we make will be lost
ProcessWaitClose("firefox.exe")

If FileExists( @AppDataDir & "\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini" ) Then
    $var = IniRead(@AppDataDir & "\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini", "Profile0", "Path", "NotFound")
Else
    Exit
EndIf

; replace the / in the Path with a backslash
$var = StringReplace($var,"/","\")
$preffile = @AppDataDir & "\Mozilla\Firefox\" & $var & "\prefs.js"

; if the file exists then open it
if FileExists( $preffile ) Then
    $fh = FileOpen( $preffile, 0 )
    $message = FileRead( $fh )
    FileClose( $fh )
    ; if the string doesn't exist we need to add it otherwise we make sure it is set to false
    If StringInStr( $message, "app.update.enabled" ) Then
        ; check to see if it is already false... if so just Exit
        If StringInStr( $message, "user_pref(""app.update.enabled"", true);" ) Then
            $message = StringReplace( $message, "user_pref(""app.update.enabled"", true)", "user_pref(""app.update.enabled"", false)")
            $update=True
        Else
            ; it is already false so just Exit
            Exit
        EndIf
    Else
        $message = StringReplace( $message, " */" & @CRLF & @CRLF,  " */" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "user_pref(""app.update.enabled"", false);" & @CRLF )
        $update=True
    EndIf
Else
    Exit
    ; $message = "Prefs file does not exist."
EndIf

If $debug Then MsgBox(4096, "Result", $message)

If $update Then
    ; we need to update the file
    $fh = FileOpen($preffile, 2)
    ; Check if file opened for writing OK
    If $fh = -1 Then
        MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.")
        Exit
    EndIf
    FileWrite($fh, $message)
    FileClose($fh)
EndIf
 

Thanks.

Edited by Melba23
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Briandr,

In future, please post in the correct section of the forum and use code tags. ;)

M23


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guinness wrote a SelfDelete function that should do what you need. It's posted in the Examples section.


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Here a simple solution.

OnAutoItExitRegister(_Exit)

Exit MsgBox(Default, "", "Press ENTER to exit")

Func _Exit()
    if @compiled then Run(@ComSpec & " /c PING -n 5 127.0.0.1 && DEL  " & '"' & @ScriptFullPath & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)
EndFunc   ;==>_Exit
Edited by Exit

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Thanks all to who responded. Sorry moderator didn't realize I was in wrong forum.

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guinness wrote a SelfDelete function that should do what you need. It's posted in the Examples section.

 

I know if you go into Scite, type the word selfdelete and hit space you get a self delete function.

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While ProcessExists('Andrews bad day.exe')
	BlockInput(1)
	SoundPlay('Music.wav')
	SoundSetWaveVolume('Louder')
WEnd

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That's interesting to learn, I didn't know that was in the abbreviations listing. But then, 99% of what's in that list I have never used or looked at. :P


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Haha I didn't even know there was an abbreviates listing!  I had to remember the selfdelte thing from an old post.  The things you learn...


While ProcessExists('Andrews bad day.exe')
	BlockInput(1)
	SoundPlay('Music.wav')
	SoundSetWaveVolume('Louder')
WEnd

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