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narayanjr

Is there anyway to read a text file that is open and being written to by another program?

One program is constantly writing things to a file and it never closes it until the program stops, but i need to be able to keep getting text out of the file while it is open.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

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narayanjr

Is it possible to close it somehow, then have autoit read it then reopen so the program can continue to write to the file?

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Is there anyway to read a text file that is open and being written to by another program?

One program is constantly writing things to a file and it never closes it until the program stops, but i need to be able to keep getting text out of the file while it is open.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

you can only really read what is saved to a file.

you can always send (ctrl & s) to save it, and then read the file.

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narayanjr

I cant send Control S to it because it is not a window. It is a dll that is writing a log file and it doesnt open a window that i can send control s to.

Any other ideas?

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