mithandir1

Better way to edit text config file?

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#1 ·  Posted

I am attempting to change a value in a text config file. I have a script that reads line 9 of the file and replaces the text.  My concern is that on some machines the cfg may have more or less options so the setting I need to change may be on a different line.   Where I am having trouble is searching for "a4.station.name=something".  I know the first part of the string but the "something" is unknown.  Here an example of the config file:

#
# 6/26/2017 3:32:09 PM
a4.max.logins.timeout=20
a4.turn.port=67000
a4.pfx.password=something
a4.organization.name=Contoso Ltd
a4.http.port=80
a4.https.port=120
a4.station.name=Something I don't know
a4.video.minport=1234
a4.turn.maxport=1240
a4.audio.gain=20
a4.ice.type=local-turn
a4.turn.minport=53102
a4.tab.window.left=52131
a4.tab.window.right=78942
a4.max.logins=2

Here is my script:

#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <File.au3>
$file = ("C:\somepath\a4.cfg")
Fileopen($file)
$current = FileReadLine($file, 9)
$newname = InputBox($current, "New name for this station?")
_ReplaceStringInFile($file, $current, "a4.station.name=" & $newname)

I have tried iniwrite but the file doesn't have  section headers so it adds it to end of the file.   Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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#2 ·  Posted

mithandir1,

Read the file into an array, search for the correct line and amend it, rewrite the file:

#include <Array.au3>

$sInsert = "Fred is a happy boy"

; Read in whole file into an array (simulated here)
Global $aLines[] =  ["#", _
    "# 6/26/2017 3:32:09 PM", _
    "a4.max.logins.timeout=20", _
    "a4.turn.port=67000", _
    "a4.pfx.password=something", _
    "a4.organization.name=Contoso Ltd", _
    "a4.http.port=80", _
    "a4.https.port=120", _
    "a4.station.name=Something I don't know", _
    "a4.video.minport=1234", _
    "a4.turn.maxport=1240", _
    "a4.audio.gain=20", _
    "a4.ice.type=local-turn", _
    "a4.turn.minport=53102", _
    "a4.tab.window.left=52131", _
    "a4.tab.window.right=78942", _
    "a4.max.logins=2"]

For $i = 0 To UBound($aLines) - 1
    If StringInStr($aLines[$i], "a4.station.name") Then
        $aLines[$i] = "a4.station.name=" & $sInsert
        ExitLoop
    EndIf
Next

_ArrayDisplay($aLines, "", Default, 8)

; Now rewrite file from the array

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#3 ·  Posted

Melba beat me to it but I'll post my example as well :)

#include <Array.au3>
#include <File.au3>
Global $aConfig, $sConfig = @ScriptDir & "\Config.cfg"
_FileReadToArray($sConfig, $aConfig)
For $i = 1 To $aConfig[0]
    If StringInStr($aConfig[$i], "a4.station.name=") Then $aConfig[$i] = "a4.station.name=SomethingNew"
Next
_FileWriteFromArray($sConfig, $aConfig, 1)

_ArrayDisplay($aConfig)

 

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#4 ·  Posted

Thank you both very much!  I fell much better running the script now that it looks for the value instead of blindly replacing a line.

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