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getting directory from INI entry

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

i have an INI entry that points to an INI file (which the user can chose):

[sETTINGS]

assets="c:\blah\blah\blah.ini"

i am trying to capture the directory where the INI resides, no matter now many subdirs its in or no matter the filename of the INI..

$adir = INIREAD($aINI, "SETTINGS", "assets", stringregexp(......)) ?

any ideas?

Edited by gcue

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i have an INI entry that points to an INI file (which the user can chose):

i am trying to capture the directory where the INI resides, no matter now many subdirs its in or no matter the filename of the INI..

$adir = INIREAD($aINI, "SETTINGS", "assets", stringregexp(......)) ?

any ideas?

$aDir = StringLeft($Ini, StringInStr($Ini, "\", 0, -1))

If it is from a line in the Ini file then it would be

$aDir = INIREAD($aINI, "SETTINGS", "assets", "")
$aDir = StringLeft($aDir, StringInStr($aDir, "\", 0, -1)

No need for a GegExp there. RegExps may be versatile but they are not fast.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

interesting way of doing it..

do you think valuators way is cleaner?

this is what i got...

$apath=IniRead("u:\scripts\Dashboard\settings.ini", "settings", "assets_ini", "not_found")

$test = _PathSplit($apath, $drive, $dir, $fname, $ext)

$aDIR = $drive & $dir

$aDir = StringLeft($Ini, StringInStr($Ini, "\", 0, -1))

If it is from a line in the Ini file then it would be

$aDir = INIREAD($aINI, "SETTINGS", "assets", "")
$aDir = StringLeft($aDir, StringInStr($aDir, "\", 0, -1)

No need for a GegExp there. RegExps may be versatile but they are not fast.

Edited by gcue

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

interesting way of doing it..

do you think valuators way is cleaner?

this is what i got...

$apath=IniRead("u:\scripts\Dashboard\settings.ini", "settings", "assets_ini", "not_found")

$test = _PathSplit($apath, $drive, $dir, $fname, $ext)

$aDIR = $drive & $dir

It all depends on what you need. I don't #include files if I can avoid it and in this case you appear to have a known path so I took the simple way. I don't see any reason for _PathSplit() in your question but others might. I also have a function to get the parent folder of a file or another folder but that was written primarily for USB sticks where the root could change so again it wasn't required here. Edited by GEOSoft

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