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hello

i am trying to get path (c:\test\one drive) and file name (cars.exe) from any paths that have a prefix or a suffix like:

$path = "cmd /k c:\test\one drive\cars.exe --tmas -asd"

here is what i have tried so far

$path_only = File_GetPath($path)

$file_name_only = Get_FileName($path)

Func File_GetPath($path)
    Return StringRegExpReplace($path, "\\[^\\]*$", "")
EndFunc

Func Get_FileName($path)
    Return StringRegExpReplace($path, "^.*\\", "")
EndFunc   ;==>Get_FileName

thanks in advance!

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Where do you get $path from? There might be a better way than manually extracting the path than parsing the command.


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$path contains a space, shouldn't it be enclosed with quotes ?
Anyway :

$path = "cmd /k c:\test\one drive\cars.exe --tmas -asd"

Msgbox(0,"", File_GetPath($path) &@crlf& Get_FileName($path) )

Func File_GetPath($path)
    Return StringRegExpReplace($path, ".*(\S+:\\.+?)(?=\s-|$).*", "$1")
EndFunc

Func Get_FileName($path)
    Return StringRegExpReplace($path, "^.+\\(.+?)(?=\s-|$).*", "$1")
EndFunc   ;==>Get_FileName

 

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2 hours ago, mikell said:

$path contains a space, shouldn't it be enclosed with quotes ?
Anyway :

$path = "cmd /k c:\test\one drive\cars.exe --tmas -asd"

Msgbox(0,"", File_GetPath($path) &@crlf& Get_FileName($path) )

Func File_GetPath($path)
    Return StringRegExpReplace($path, ".*(\S+:\\.+?)(?=\s-|$).*", "$1")
EndFunc

Func Get_FileName($path)
    Return StringRegExpReplace($path, "^.+\\(.+?)(?=\s-|$).*", "$1")
EndFunc   ;==>Get_FileName

 

that works great mikell!  thank you :)

however, for the File_GetPath - how do i exclude the exe - i just would like the path without the exe :)

also what if the switch command / is used instead of - ?

i am using this script to identify startup paths and files on remote computers. so the path might have either / or -

thanks again for your help!

Edited by gcue

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Once you have got the path the rest is easy  :)

Local $a[3] = ["cmd /k c:\test\one drive\cars.exe --tmas -asd", _
    "cmd /k c:\test\one drive\cars.exe /tmas -asd", _
    "any /thing -else c:\test-1\one drive\my cars.exe --tmas /asd"]

For $i = 0 to 2
    $path = StringRegExpReplace($a[$i], '.*(\S+:\\.+?)(?=\s[/-]|$).*', "$1")
    $detail = StringRegExp($path, '^(.+)\\(.+)$', 3)
    Msgbox(0,$i+1, $path &@crlf& $detail[0] &@crlf& $detail[1])
Next

 

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12 minutes ago, mikell said:

Once you have got the path the rest is easy  :)

Local $a[3] = ["cmd /k c:\test\one drive\cars.exe --tmas -asd", _
    "cmd /k c:\test\one drive\cars.exe /tmas -asd", _
    "any /thing -else c:\test-1\one drive\my cars.exe --tmas /asd"]

For $i = 0 to 2
    $path = StringRegExpReplace($a[$i], '.*(\S+:\\.+?)(?=\s[/-]|$).*', "$1")
    $detail = StringRegExp($path, '^(.+)\\(.+)$', 3)
    Msgbox(0,$i+1, $path &@crlf& $detail[0] &@crlf& $detail[1])
Next

 

It will fail when the path is:

"cmd /k c:\test\one --drive\cars.exe --tmas -asd"

 


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1 minute ago, UEZ said:

It will fail when the path is:

"cmd /k c:\test\one --drive\cars.exe --tmas -asd"

:D

$path = StringRegExpReplace($a[$i], '.*(\S+:\\.+?)(?=\s[/-]+\w+(?:\s|$)|$).*', "$1")

But I'm not sure that such a path would be valid if not surrounded with quotes ... :think:

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Any space within the full path will probably not work if it is not in quotes.

My primitive solution:

$sCmd = 'cmd /k "c:\test\one --drive\cars.exe" --tmas -asd'
$sPath = StringRegExp($sCmd, ".*([\w]\:.+?\.exe)", 3)[0]
ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $sPath = ' & $sPath & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console
$sExe = StringRegExp($sPath, ".+\\(.+\.exe)", 3)[0]
ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $sExe = ' & $sExe & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console

 


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Posted (edited)

Haha you're cheating a little ... it's obviously much easier if :
- the path is in quotes,  and/or
- the file extension is always .exe
;)

Edit
This uses the .exe extension, but using quotes it would be simpler

$path = StringRegExpReplace($a[$i], '.*(\S+:\\.+?\.exe(?=\s|$)).*', "$1")

 

Edited by mikell

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To extract any string from other string, it is necessary to define the beginning and ending pattern, what are the allowed delimiters?

I usually use this:

$sString = 'cmd /k "c:\test\one --drive\cars.exe" --tmas -asd'
$sRet = _StringExtract($sString, '[a-z]:\\.*?', '"')
ConsoleWrite($sRet & @CRLF)

$sString = 'cmd /k c:\test\one --drive\cars.exe --tmas -asd'
$sRet = _StringExtract($sString, '[a-z]:\\.*?', '\h+--')
ConsoleWrite($sRet & @CRLF)

$sString = 'cmd /k c:\test\onedrive\cars.exe --tmas -asd'
$sRet = _StringExtract($sString, '[a-z]:\\.*?', '("|\h+--|$)')
ConsoleWrite($sRet & @CRLF)

Func _StringExtract($sString, $sPttrn, $sStop_Pttrn)
    Local $aRet = StringRegExp($sString, '(' & $sPttrn & ')(?:' & $sStop_Pttrn & ')', 3)
    Return (@error ? '' : $aRet[0])
EndFunc

 

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thank you MrCreator that is helpful when we strings are known ahead of time :)

i am strill trying to get just the path without the exe though 😀

c:\test\one drive

i apologize if i was not clear

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6 hours ago, gcue said:

i am using this script to identify startup paths and files on remote computers

Where are these startup paths defined? Do the commands with spaces in file names actually work? Right now there is no clear pattern.


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on random computers at work - each of them have different software that might have startup entries.  impossible to know them all.  the path i provided is enough for me to go by :)

 

thanks!

 

 

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1 minute ago, gcue said:

on random computers at work

That is not what I meant, I should have clarified better, the question should have been: From where in the computer are you getting the strings from :D


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2 hours ago, gcue said:

trying to get just the path without the exe though

So the end of the search is .exe? If you can define the string end, it will be the best solution.


 

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What about _PathSplit()^_^


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Cheat2:

$sCmd = 'cmd /k "c:\test\one --drive\cars.jpg" --tmas -asd'
$sPath = StringRegExp($sCmd, ".*([\w]\:.+\.\w+)", 3)[0]
ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $sPath = ' & $sPath & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console
$sExe = StringRegExp($sPath, ".+\\(.+\..+)", 3)[0]
ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $sExe = ' & $sExe & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console
$sPath2 = StringRegExp($sPath, "(.*)\\.+\..*", 3)[0]
ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $sPath2 = ' & $sPath2 & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console

 


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