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Hello,

I'm making a script that extracts subtitles from a zip file.

I made it extract the subtitles to a random folder name. The subtitles can have a random name, 

So I need a way to get the name.

After I extract the zip file, I'm deleting the zip file, so there's only 1 file left in the folder that I extracted the subtitles to,

What would be the best way to grab the name?

Something like this?

$aFileList = _FileListToArray(@TempDir & "\" & $random_subtitles_folder, "*")


           For $i = 1 To UBound($aFileList)
                        If @error = 0 Then
                           MsgBox("","",$aFileList[$i], 1)
                        EndIf
                    Next

The above code works, but how do I return the result as a variable? 

I'd like to use it like : $subtitle_name = $aFileList[$i]

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm making a script that extracts subtitles from a zip file.

 

What you mean "subtitles" ?

EDIT:

you can use my XZip - UDF

#include "XZip.au3"

Local $oXZIP
$sArchive ='FILEFULLPATH.zip'
$output = _XZIP_Contents($oXZIP, $sArchive)
_XZIP_ErrorCode($oXZIP)
For $out in $output
    ConsoleWrite($out.Path & $out.Name & @CRLF)
Next
$oXZIP = '' ; CleanUp
Edited by mLipok

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subtitles for videos, but the point is that I need the best way to get the name of a file, witch I don't know the name of, since it can be random.

And the example I made, i can't use it as: $subtitle_name = $aFileList[$i]

So I later can use $subtitle_name, it only works if it's being used with a msgbox.

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What exactly the files you have in mind, ie. Whether they are MOV, AVI, MP4 ... or any other format ?

btw.

standard

subtitles <> filename

well, unless someone called these files in this way


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Global  $subtitle_name = $aFileList[$i]

or

local  $subtitle_name = $aFileList[$i]

??????

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I tried that, but I will then get this:

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your Global on $aFileList must before all $aFileList at least at line 202

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Don't use the same name $aFileList  for the variable

And BTW don't over complicate if there is only 1 file left in the folder

$aFileList = _FileListToArray(@TempDir & "\" & $random_subtitles_folder, "*")

$myfile = @TempDir & "\" & $random_subtitles_folder & "\" & $aFileList[$aFileList[0]]
Msgbox(0,"", $myfile)

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Someone should have pointed out that the user shouldn't be declaring variables inside a loop. As for whether it's Global or Local, you should ask yourself about the scope you want the variable to have. If it's local to the scope that it's declared in, then Local, otherwise Global.


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