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Deleting a line of text

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Agent Orange

I'm trying to write of script that will Open a text file and then go through it looking for a certain value for that line. If it finds that value then I need to it delete that line out of the text file and continue through the file until the end. I have some code that seems to do everything...but I can't figure out how to delete the lines.

I'm attaching the code I've tried so far. I maybe doing this the wrong way....any ideas?

$file = FileOpen("c:\file.txt", 1)

; Check if file opened for reading OK
If $file = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.")

; Read in lines of text until the EOF is reached
While 1
    $line = FileReadLine($file)
    If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
    $result = StringInStr($line, "PHYSICIAN",0)
If $result <> 0 then    
    StringReplace($line," ","-")
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Edited by Agent Orange

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Well you have to write to the file again :shocked:...

In your case I would suggest looking at this example

Dim $a_Test
; Read file into array
; reverse records
; write reversed array to file

The "problem" is that you cant read and write to a file.. you open a file to read, then you close, then you open it again and write...


Start here if you are new Valuater's AutoIT 1-2-3Looking for an UDF - Look hereDo you need to do it twice - Autoit

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Read the file to an array with _FileReadToArray(). Then step backwards through the array deleting lines that contain your target string. Use _ArrayDelete() to delete the entries in the array. Walking the array in reverse keeps any deleted entries from changing the next one to be done. When you're done, write it back with _FileWriteFromArray().


Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... Is now in Session!For those who want somebody to write the script for them: RentACoder"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." -- Geek's corollary to Clarke's law

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