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How do I delete exisiting data in text file before it saves new data?

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debkol35

#include <IE.au3>
While 1
$oIE = _IECreate("http://www.website.com") 
_IELoadWait($oIE)
_IEAction($oIE, "selectall")
_IEAction($oIE, "copy")
_IEQuit($oIE)
filewrite ("H:\save.txt",clipget())
Sleep (180000)
WEnd

Ok. I made this script to open the site, copy all text in it and save it to text file.

It will repeat this process every 3 minutes.

Now, Problem is..it is saving the new date from the next file of the text file. because of it size of the text file is increase. I want it to delete old data inside text file before it saves new data.

How do I do it? Please help.

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jerem488

Use filewrite("H:save.txt", "") to erase the data of your file.

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debkol35

Use filewrite("H:save.txt", "") to erase the data of your file.

#include <IE.au3>
While 1
$oIE = _IECreate("http://www.website.com")
_IELoadWait($oIE)
_IEAction($oIE, "selectall")
_IEAction($oIE, "copy")
_IEQuit($oIE)
filewrite("H:\save.txt", "")
filewrite ("H:\save.txt",clipget())
Sleep (180000)
WEnd

I did this but its not earsing before saving new data !! :(

Edited by debkol35

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debkol35
FileDelete("H:\save.txt")

I dont want to delete the text since it will be used by another software

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$File = "H:\save.txt"
$FOpen = FileOpen($File, 2)
FileWrite("H:\save.txt", "newdata")
FileClose($FOpen)
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BrewManNH

This is how I'd do it.

#include <IE.au3>
Global $hFile
While 1
    $hFile = FileOpen("H:\save.txt", 2) ; delete the file before writing to it and open it for writing
    $oIE = _IECreate("http://www.website.com")
    _IELoadWait($oIE)
    _IEAction($oIE, "selectall")
    _IEAction($oIE, "copy")
    _IEQuit($oIE)
    FileWrite($hFile, ClipGet()) ; write the contents of the clipboard to the file
    FileClose($hFile) ; close the file
    Sleep(180000)
WEnd

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debkol35

Thank you everyone for your help. Thank you MVPs. Working awesomely good :)

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