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Fileopen works with a variable but Fileclose doesn't?

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I can't seem to get Fileclose (or FileMove) to work properly. Here's the relevant part of the script:

$filename = InputBox("FileName", "What do you want to call the file?")

$sDate = @YEAR & "-" & @MON & "-" & @MDAY & " - " & @HOUR & "h" & @MIN & "m" & @SEC & "s"

$Tru = "C:\Tru - " & $sDate & $filename & ".txt"

(later in the script)

If $Trucount = 0 Then FileOpen($Tru, 1)

FileWriteLine($Tru, $re & @CRLF)

$Trucount = $Trucount + 1

If $Trucount >= $filesize Then

FileClose($Tru)

FileMove($Tru, "\\New\")

$Trucount = 0

$sDate = @YEAR & "-" & @MON & "-" & @MDAY & " - " & @HOUR & "h" & @MIN & "m" & @SEC & "s"

$Tru = "C:\Tru - " & $sDate & $filename & ".txt"

EndIf

As you can see, the current date and time is included as part of the filename. The script copies the value "$re" into a text file until it gets to a certain size, then opens a new file with the new current date and time. The files are created properly but FileClose and FileMove don't seem to work. It's as if I can open files with the variable "$Tru" but I can't close the file or move it to \\New\. Eventually, I get an error message stating the maximum number of open files has been exceeded.

Can anyone shed some light on what I need to do in order to get FileClose and FileMove to work properly? Thanks in advance.

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FileOpen() returns a FIleHandle. This returned handle needs to be used with FIleClose() to close it (The File) - see Helpfile :)


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Hmm... I read it but I'm not 100% sure I understand. Perhaps if I rewrote the script like this it would work?

Change:

If $Trucount = 0 Then FileOpen($Tru, 1)

To:

If $Trucount = 0 Then $file = FileOpen($Tru, 1)

And:

FileClose($file)

FileMove($file, "\\New\")

Yes?

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more like:

If $Trucount = 0 Then 
    $file = FileOpen($Tru, 1)
EndIf
FileClose($file)
FileMove($Tru, "\\New\")

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I think it's working now. Like a dummy I had to reread your response before realizing I needed to use a filehandle for FileClose and the filename variable for FileMove. No "max open files" error messages now and FileMove does seem to work. Thank you very much!

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