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I would like to search a log file from the bottom up to find the latest occurance of a string. I cannot see a way to do this in AutoIt other than to read through the file forwards, searching each line for the string and recording the information needed until the end of file is reached.

Is there a better way, is this my best bet, or should I be looking at a solution better suited for my application?

Thanks for any advice,


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this will do the trick

#include <File.au3>

$File_name = "logfile.txt"
$find = "Computer  3"
$num = _FileCountLines($File_name)

For $x = $num to 1 Step -1
    $line = FileReadLine($File_name, $x)
    If StringInStr($line, $find) Then
        MsgBox(64, "Found", $find & " on line # " & $x & "  ")
    ; do what you want




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I don't know if that is fast on a huge file (1gig etc); you might prefer to wrap "tail.exe" (Google it?) in RunDos command, though I think it specifies how many lines you search through in the call [am I right about the speed issue?]

Best, Randall

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