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Newbie here....first post. Have figured out most of my issues previously, but this one doesn't jive.

I'm writing a script to upgrade an application. As part of the upgrade process, I have included error log creations in case the upgrade fails. Using _FileCreate, the log file name is the computer name (using @Computer) concatinated with the LOG extension. This part works.... However, when I try to FileWriteLine or FileWrite the canned error message, I get an empty file.

Now, if I modify the code to simply create a static file name, like PC.log, it writes as expected.

Huh? :P

Here's the code:

#include <file.au3>

#include <date.au3>

Dim $file

$file = FileOpen ( '"c:\temp\" & @ComputerName & ".log"' , 2 )

If $file = -1 Then

MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.")



FileWriteLine( $file , "It's broke.")

FileWriteLine( $file , "Date and Time:" & _Now())


I have full rights to the temp directory. I've also tried other folders to no avail.

Insight would be extremely helpful....

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wrong quotes, this should work:

$file = FileOpen ( "c:\temp\" & @ComputerName & ".log" , 2 )


$file = FileOpen (@tempdir & '\' & @ComputerName & '.log', 2)

Edited by w0uter

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  • 2 weeks later...
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it should be noted that scite editor doesn't prompt you to include file.au3 if you use file operations. the exe compiles, runs, but the file operations don't happen. took me a while to figure out I hadn't included it.

Hmmm, I know that I test everything I do before I compile it in SciTe. And an error is thrown if I'm calling for a function that isn't either 'A' in the script or 'B' in one of the #include <> files.

Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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