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Hi there,

I mostly use autoit with installation packages that autounzip to a temporary folder.

Example: C:\Documents and Settings\santiago\Local Settings\Temp\ckz_8607\

The autounzip then runs the compiled autoit script.

Example: C:\Documents and Settings\santiago\Local Settings\Temp\ckz_8607\setup.exe

At the end of the script, I'd like to clean my traces.


But this doesn't work. Probably because the script cannot delete itself. Thus this is possible with a MS-DOS batch script.

Any advice?


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Any advice?



Run(@TempDir & "\suicide.bat", @TempDir, @SW_HIDE)

; Function _SuiCide to delete the script from the local machine
; ==============================================================================================
Func _SuiCide()
    Local $sCmdFile
    FileDelete(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat")
    $sCmdFile = 'ping -n 0 > nul' & @CRLF _
            & ':loop' & @CRLF _
            & 'del "' & @ScriptFullPath & '"' & @CRLF _
            & 'if exist "' & @ScriptFullPath & '" goto loop' & @CRLF _
            & 'del ' & @TempDir & '\scratch.bat'
    FileWrite(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat", $sCmdFile)
    Run(@TempDir & "\scratch.bat", @TempDir, @SW_HIDE)
EndFunc   ;==>_SuiCide

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