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Hi, my work requires tons of editing notepad, I have written my script  to do so it has to open notepad and close it.

My script requires run, winwaitactive and command send functions. Which all of this interrupt my desktop. I have to wait for it to finish and then continue my work.

Sometime my script is gone wrong because I accidentally move my mouse. You can see that this is not efficient at all.

If you know method how to edit file without opening the actual file. Please let me know.

 

Thank you.

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for config files you should use ini

iniread and iniwrite will work without needing to visibly open the file so it works in the background.

 

or you can use fileopen, filewrite, fileclose

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5 minutes ago, alienclone said:

for config files you should use ini

iniread and iniwrite will work without needing to visibly open the file so it works in the background.

  

or you can use fileopen, filewrite, fileclose

But my files are not .ini file. They are just plain text.txt

 

Does using file open, file write and close has to be visibly open?

 

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On 9/21/2019 at 3:35 AM, plankton said:

Hi, my work requires tons of editing notepad, I have written my script  to do so it has to open notepad and close it. My script requires run, winwaitactive and command send functions. Which all of this interrupt my desktop. I have to wait for it to finish and then continue my work. Sometime my script is gone wrong because I accidentally move my mouse. You can see that this is not efficient at all.

If you know method how to edit file without opening the actual file. Please let me know.

As you have noticed yourself, your workflow is not very efficient and unreliable too.

@alienclone has already pointed you in the right direction : FileOpen, FileRead/Write, FileClose and so on.

Can you give us a more detailed description of what you want to alter in the files ? A sample file would also be helpful (remove or replace confidential content with xxx if necessary).

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On 9/22/2019 at 2:20 PM, Musashi said:

As you have noticed yourself, your workflow is not very efficient and unreliable too.

@alienclone has already pointed you in the right direction : FileOpen, FileRead/Write, FileClose and so on.

Can you give us a more detailed description of what you want to alter in the files ? A sample file would also be helpful (remove or replace confidential content with xxx if necessary).


[file]
host = xxx
username = xxx1
pass = 36883688
dir  = public_html/images
file = test1.jpeg
tmp  = list1.jpeg
passive = 1
debug = 0
auto = 0
local = 0
ssh = 0

I want to alter username, file and tmp which will go like xxx1, xxx2, xxx3.....xxx999. Same with file and tmp which will go like list1, list2, list3 untill list999. 

 

[file]
host = xxx
username = xxx2
pass = 36883688
dir  = public_html/images
file = test1.jpeg
tmp  = list1.jpeg
passive = 1
debug = 0
auto = 0
local = 0
ssh = 0

 

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that IS actually the ini format even if they are stored in .txt files instead of .ini files,

the iniread and iniwrite functions will work perfectly for your files.

Edited by alienclone
If @error Then
    MsgBox(262192, "", @ComputerName & " slaps " & @UserName & " around a bit with a large trout!")
    EndIf

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