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Komawoyo

i just want to know how to make it so autoit would edit a bunch of "alike" files

this is what is within the txt file

Before:

objShell.SendKeys " ipod{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}save{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}lien{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 3}errs{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 4}{TAB}royal{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}ohara{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}fired{TAB}":Wscript.Sleep 100

i want move the word after ".Sendkeys" and before "{TAB}" and place it right before ":Wscript.Sleep"

final product would look like this

After:

objShell.SendKeys " {TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}save{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}lien{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 3}errs{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 4}{TAB}royal{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}ohara{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}fired{TAB}ipod":Wscript.Sleep 100

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maqleod

i just want to know how to make it so autoit would edit a bunch of "alike" files

this is what is within the txt file

Before:

objShell.SendKeys " ipod{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}save{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}lien{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 3}errs{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 4}{TAB}royal{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}ohara{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}fired{TAB}":Wscript.Sleep 100

i want move the word after ".Sendkeys" and before "{TAB}" and place it right before ":Wscript.Sleep"

final product would look like this

After:

objShell.SendKeys " {TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}save{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}lien{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 3}errs{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 4}{TAB}royal{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}ohara{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}fired{TAB}ipod":Wscript.Sleep 100

Look at the help file under FileOpen() and FileRead() and then look at the String manipulation functions.


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Komawoyo

Hi,... i tried finding how to cut out the string and inserting it where i wanted but couldnt...any help?

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SmOke_N

Hi,... i tried finding how to cut out the string and inserting it where i wanted but couldnt...any help?

Sure...

In the help file there are functions that start with String

You'd look at those, the steps would look something like:

1. Read File To String

$sRead = FileRead("FileName")

2. Use one of the String Functions to edit if you know where you want.

Example, I know I want the 3rd Character of that string.

$sString = StringMid($sRead, 3, 1);Give me only 1 Char, and make sure it's the 3rd on of the string

Let's say I want to find a specific string and It's Position.

$nFindPosition = StringInStr($sRead, "{TAB}")

If $nFindPosition Then ;If it's not found, $nFindPoition will be 0, if it is found, it will be the position found at.

$sTrimLeft = StringTrimLeft($sRead, $nFindPosition);Now $sTrimLeft will be from where you found {TAB} at on, trimming out everything before it.

The list goes on and on.

GL


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Komawoyo

Hi,... i tried finding how to cut out the string and inserting it where i wanted but couldnt...any help?

thx for the reply, ill try get started right away

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GEOSoft

thx for the reply, ill try get started right away

Also look up _FileReadToArray() in user defined functions

Read each element to see if it contains

objShell.SendKeys " ipod{

Then Use StringReplace() twice

$oFldr = <file path>
$File = $oFldr & "\My_File.vbs"
$sRecs = ""
_FileReadToArray($File, $sRecs)
$oFile = FileOpen($File, 2)
For $I = 1 To Ubound($sRecs) -1
$sRecs[$I] = StringReplace($sRecs[$I], 'objShell.SendKeys " ipod{', 'objShell.SendKeys "{')
$sRecs[$I] = StringReplace($sRecs[$I], '}":Wscript.Sleep', '}ipod":Wscript.Sleep')
FileWriteLine($oFile, $sRecs[$I])
Next
FileClose($oFile)

<file path> must be replaced with the actual path to the files


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SmOke_N

Since I think StringRegExp should be used here, I'll give you an example of how I would approach it:

$sString = 'objShell.SendKeys " ipod{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}save{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}lien{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 3}errs{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 4}{TAB}royal{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}ohara{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}fired{TAB}":Wscript.Sleep 100'
$aSRE = StringRegExp($sString, 'objShell.SendKeys " (.*?)\{TAB\}', 1)
If IsArray($aSRE) Then
    $sString = StringRegExpReplace($sString,  'objShell.SendKeys " (.*?)\{TAB\}',  'objShell.SendKeys " {TAB}')
    $sString = StringRegExpReplace($sString, '":Wscript.Sleep 100', $aSRE[0] & '":Wscript.Sleep 100')
EndIf
MsgBox(0,0,$sString)
See if you can follow that.

Edited by SmOke_N

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Komawoyo

OooO thankyou

you guys are helping me understand this part of the autoitscript language much better

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Komawoyo

How do i get the files names of files selected from FileSaveDialog function??

and... is it possible to use that the also add multiple items to GUICtrlCreateListViewItem

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SmOke_N

How do i get the files names of files selected from FileSaveDialog function??

and... is it possible to use that the also add multiple items to GUICtrlCreateListViewItem

Put it in a variable as the help file example shows. Then pass the variable to FileRead.

I think you need to get the basics down before you go messing with GUI's.


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hawkair

Smoke N's approach is very elegant. Having little experience with regular expressions I would do it thus:

$str = "objShell.SendKeys "" ipod{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}save{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}lien{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 3}errs{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 4}{TAB}royal{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 1}ohara{TAB}+{TAB}{RIGHT 2}fired{TAB}"":Wscript.Sleep 100"

; or read from file: 
;$str = FileRead ($infile)

$l = StringInStr ($str, "{TAB}")
$l1 = StringLen ("objShell.SendKeys "" ")
$l2 = StringLen (""":Wscript.Sleep 100")
; Remark: if the previous values are constant ie the strings do not change then substitute the constants in the next line $l1 =20, $l2 =19

$nstr = StringLeft ($str,$l1) & StringTrimRight (StringMid ($str, $l), $l2) & StringMid ($str, $l1, $l-$l1) & StringRight ($str,$l2)
MsgBox(0, "Subtitles", $str)
;FileDelete ($outfile);needed because FileWrite  "appends" to old contents
;FileWrite  ($outfile, $nstr)

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