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thimker

I have found that some sites of interest update automaticaly with URLDownloadToFile(), so a WHILE 1 loop with SLEEP() and a file name generator saves things nicely. Other sites manage to save the same *.htm content every loop pass with same script syntax.

I also can SEND ("^r") to a browser in the active window, then SNagIt text to disk file. But this ties up the active window for screen capture to work.

Is there an easy way to make the second type of web site to refresh before URLDownloadToFile()? If so, how might I Loop this to update and save. This would free up the active window (no screen capture needed), even allow multiple copies of script running.

[Yes, I have SEARCHED and BROWSED the forum several times for this.]

thnx

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ezzetabi

Use

InetGet ( "URL", "filename", 1 )

and check if the newer file is equal or different than the older one.

You may need a newer version of Autoit.

E.g.

InetGet('http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php','c:\old.php',1)
$sOld = FileRead('c:\old.php',FileGetSize('c:\old.php'))

While 1
   Sleep(60000)
   
   InetGet('http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php','c:\new.php',1)
   $sNew = FileRead('c:\new.php',FileGetSize('c:\new.php'))
   
   If $sOld <> $sNew Then
      Filecopy('c:\new.php','c:\old.php')
      $sOld = $sNew
      
      InetGet('http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php','c:\new.php',1)
      $sNew = FileRead('c:\new.php',FileGetSize('c:\new.php'))
   EndIf
   
WEnd
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thimker

Use

InetGet ( "URL", "filename", 1 )

and check if the newer file is equal or different than the older one.

You may need a newer version of Autoit.

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Thanks for fast response.

I got ver 3 and Beta on 12/31.

The reason I showed URLDownloadToFile is that InetGet sometimes seems to do nothing, running under beta.

The *.htm seem to be identical, certainly same visible content, but have new timestamps and different generated names (based on the time variables).

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