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Embeding And Modify Data In The Executable.

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

EDIT: Modified code samples to working samples. Cudoes to @MHz for taking the time to provide _SelfeDelete() and pointing out a rather blunt error my eyes could not see.

I have created a sample of a executable containing a data file which I want to be modified when the executable runs.

To do this I'm wrapping up my actual application (compiled as .a3x) with a "Autoit installer" script. The installer includes aut2exe.exe, aut2exeSC.bin so I can recompile the package when my actual program terminates.

The problem is that when I run the executable the it keeps a handle to itself. So I'm not able to remove or modify it.

To make FileInstall happy I keep my source in the aut2exe folder (beta).

; FILENAME: myapp.au3
; PURPOSE: modify a myapp.txt file.
; Compile to a3x
If FileExists("myapp.txt") Then 
    msgbox(0,"myapp.txt Before ", FileRead("myapp.txt"))
Else
    msgbox(0,"myapp.txt ERROR ", "Could not locate file myapp.txt in" & @CRLF & @WorkingDir)
Endif 
FileWriteLine("myapp.txt", "Modified: " & @YEAR & "." & @MON & "." & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC)
msgbox(0,"myapp.txt After", FileRead("myapp.txt"))
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EDIT 2: Replaced code tags with AutoIt tags.

Edited by Uten

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FileMove(@ScriptDir, $TempDir & "myapp.txt" )
That line looks like a concern. Trying to move a directory with FileMove.

Call this function last before Exit. It should delete your executable and replace with your temp file. No safe guards added if the copy fails.

Func _SelfDelete($iDelay = 0)
    Local $sCmdFile
    FileDelete(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat")
    $sCmdFile = 'ping -n ' & $iDelay & '127.0.0.1 > nul' & @CRLF _
            & ':loop' & @CRLF _
            & 'del "' & @ScriptFullPath & '"' & @CRLF _
            & 'if exist "' & @ScriptFullPath & '" goto loop' & @CRLF _
            & 'copy ' & @TempDir & '\SelfeContained.exe "' & @ScriptFullPath & '"' & @CRLF _
            & 'del ' & @TempDir & '\scratch.bat'
    FileWrite(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat", $sCmdFile)
    Run(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat", @TempDir, @SW_HIDE)
EndFunc

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

That line looks like a concern. Trying to move a directory with FileMove.

:"> Erh, did not spot that one, not strange the myapp.txt did not update :think:

I figured out somthing similar to your _SelfeDelete function. Even gott the ping stuff. :(

Since you wraped it up, a bit nicer than me, including the if exist loop I'll try it out, and modifie First Post.

Thanks a lot!

Edited by Uten

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