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NT Scripting -> AutoIT

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Hello there!

I've used AutoIT for simple automation in the past, never really got around to doing anything advanced. I've had previous experience with NT Scripting language (batch scripting) which involves most of the console commands like DIR, FIND, etc.

Is there an equivalent to these in AutoIT? I've read through the documentation but it didn't really help. Or is there a way I could use existing commands through Autoit, and have it work in a hybrid sort of way?

ex:

find /i "hello" < "C:\list.txt" >C:\setm.m3u

Would there be a way to include that line in the script? (Also, would it be possible to output those results to a GUI instead of a file?)

Thanks!

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Run(@Comspec & ' /c find /i "hello" < "C:\list.txt" >C:\setm.m3u')

Could try that and see if it works.


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Would there be a way to include that line in the script? (Also, would it be possible to output those results to a GUI instead of a file?)

Yes on both counts:

#include <file.au3>

Global $sSrc = "C:\List.txt"
Global $sDest = "C:\setm.m3u"
Global $sSearch = "hello"
Global $avLines, $sResults

If Not _FileReadToArray($sSrc, $avLines) Then
    MsgBox(16, "Error", "Error reading file: " & $sSrc)
    Exit
EndIf

For $n = 1 To $avLines[0]
    If StringInStr($avLines[$n], $sSearch) Then
        $sResults &= $n & ": " & $avLines[$n] & @CRLF
    EndIf
Next

MsgBox(64, "Debug: $sResults", $sResults)
$hDest = FileOpen($sDest, 2) ; 2 = Overwrite
If $hDest = -1 Then
    MsgBox(16, "Error", "Error writing file: " & $sDest)
    Exit
EndIf
FileWrite($hDest, $sResults)
FileClose($hDest)

I came to AutoIt myself because my .cmd NT shell scripts were getting way too complicated. Welcome to AutoIt!

:P


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Run(@Comspec & ' /c find /i "hello" < "C:\list.txt" >C:\setm.m3u')

Could try that and see if it works.

Yep it seems to work just fine.

1. Anyway to hide the console window?

2. Or does AutoIT have text/file manipulation commands of its own?

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PsaltyDS;

You answered a second too early! I will check out the example you provided.

And a fellow nt scripter! /adds as friend.

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