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Open a txt file with wild card

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm using this

Run("notepad.exe "&@Scriptdir&"\*.txt",@WindowsDir,)

To open a txt file that the file name will change from computer to computer but it will end with .txt . so how would I open the only txt file that will be in the main folder ?

Right now it gives me an error that it can't find the file .

I know I'm a pest .. lol

I should add a bat file is making the txt file and getting the name from the computer . so if it was johns computer it would be john.txt :D

Edited by bobheart

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Untested code, but should point you to the right functions in the help file. Also see FAQ #7 & 9 in the help file for issues about quotation marks.

$searchHandle = FileFindFirstFile( @Scriptdir & "\*.txt" )
If $searchHandle = -1 Then
   MsgBox(4096,"Error","File not found...quitting.)
   Exit
EndIf
$filename = FileFindNextFile($searchHandle)

Run("notepad.exe " & """" & $filename & """",@WindowsDir)

Edit: Neeed to put a space after notepad.exe

Edited by CyberSlug

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Whats a closing quote ?

---------------------------

AutoIt Error

---------------------------

Line 32 (File "C:\Documents and Settings\Candles\My Documents\My Downloads\history test\Text16.au3"):

MsgBox(4096,"Error","File not found...quitting")

MsgBox(4096,"Error",^ ERROR

Error: String missing closing quote.

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never mind got that

MsgBox(4096,"Error","File not found...quitting")

still not finding the file ?

Edited by bobheart

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Ya I found it right after I posted that . lol but still can't find that damn txt file ..

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That's because Notepad doesn't accept wildcards for opening a file.

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That's because Notepad doesn't accept wildcards for opening a file.

What will i can change the name to html ,doc ?

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I take it this can't be done then ? If not all try something else .

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Yes I saw it but did not understand it .

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Never mind I got it to work .

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Thank you larry that work fine ..

Sorry i don't know this stuff and I keep asking for help ..

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