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#153766 - 2005-12-21 06:48 PM Deleteing specified files
matthewst Offline
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Heres an easy one. I need a script that will delete certain files. The tricky part is the name of the files that need to be deleted will change from time to time. I need the script to look in a "delete_these_files.txt" file (stored remotly), read the names to the files to delete, then delete them.

Any suggestions?

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#153767 - 2005-12-21 07:27 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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Use Readline() to read the "delete_these_files.txt"
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#153768 - 2005-12-21 07:35 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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readfile() UDF

for each $file in readfile($filename)
del $file
next
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#153769 - 2005-12-21 07:35 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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Thanks! I think that's what I've been looking for.

I just read the syntax and I'm completely lost. I am going to be using this to clean out some old program files at login. All I need is this

Kix goes to "\\remote_machine\delete_these_files.txt"
reads the names of the files (sometimes 1, sometimes 100)
then deletes them if they exists on the local machine

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#153770 - 2005-12-21 07:42 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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I can't find readfile in the command reference
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#153771 - 2005-12-21 07:47 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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You can find it in the UDF forum
http://www.kixtart.org/UDF/
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#153772 - 2005-12-21 07:55 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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Thanks, I'm going to have a go at it.


I think I'm in over my head!!

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#153773 - 2005-12-21 08:08 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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OK, I am definitely in over my head. I'm such a noob.

I don't even know how to get started on this.

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#153774 - 2005-12-21 08:18 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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where do i put the path and name of the delete_these_files.txt

then how to i get the names it just read into the del $files thingy

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#153775 - 2005-12-21 08:23 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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Code:

for each $file in readfile('c:\delete_these_Files.txt')
del $file
next


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#153776 - 2005-12-21 08:35 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
matthewst Offline
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I can't get it to work


for each $file in readfile('\\server\c$\delete_these_files.txt')
del C:\program files\$file
next

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#153777 - 2005-12-21 08:39 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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first would be to have the full path in the file, however...

del 'C:\program files\'+$file
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#153778 - 2005-12-21 08:47 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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Have you ever run a script?

You create a text file and put your code in the text file.
Then you save the file typically with a .KIX extension.
Then run it like this (assuming you have KIX32.EXE in C:SCRIPTS folder)


C:\SCRIPTS\KIX32.EXE MyNewScript.KIX

It will then process what you have in the script file.

The ReadLine is a UDF and there is an FAQ here on the board to show you how to use them.

Basically you add the code portion of the UDF to your script and call it.
You DO NOT modify the UDF code

Example:
ReadFile($file) for you to call would be
ReadFile('C:\SCRIPTS\FileToDelelete.txt')

 

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#153779 - 2005-12-21 08:47 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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Ok, I changed that but I am still having no luck.
Thanks for all your help.
I'll keep trying.

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#153780 - 2005-12-21 08:49 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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try posting what you have... telepathy is hard when the weather is this cold
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#153781 - 2005-12-21 08:58 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
matthewst Offline
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I've written a few simple scripts, but never used a udf before.
I thought this would be something simple. Sorry about that.

This is all I have. Obviosuly I'm missing something.


for each $file in readfile('\\server\c$\delete_these_files.txt')
del 'C:\program files\'$file
next

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#153782 - 2005-12-21 10:11 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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I assume the UDF code is in there somewhere.

del 'C:\program files\'+$file
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#153783 - 2005-12-21 10:26 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
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Try something like this.


Modify to your values and make sure users have access to the file(s) to read and delete.
 
 
Break On
Dim $SO
$SO=SetOption('Explicit','On')
$SO=SetOption('NoVarsInStrings','On')
$SO=SetOption('NoMacrosInStrings','On')

Dim $File
For Each $File In ReadFile('\\server\someshare\delete_these_files.txt')
If Exist('C:\program files\'+$File)
Del 'C:\program files\'+$File
EndIf
Next


Function ReadFile($file)
Dim $lf, $f, $_, $t
$lf=CHR(10)
$f=FreeFileHandle
$_=Open($f,$file)
If @ERROR Exit @ERROR EndIf
Do $t=$t+$lf+ReadLine($f) Until @ERROR
$_=Close($f)
$ReadFile=Split(SubStr($t,2),$lf)
EndFunction

 

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#153784 - 2005-12-22 01:17 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
matthewst Offline
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Ok, here is what I have now.

Code:
Break On
Dim $SO
$SO=SetOption('Explicit','On')
$SO=SetOption('NoVarsInStrings','On')
$SO=SetOption('NoMacrosInStrings','On')

Dim $File
For Each $File In ReadFile('\\Server\Share\delete_these_files.txt')
If Exist('C:\Program Files\'+$File)
Del 'C:\Program Files\'+$File
EndIf
Next


Function ReadFile($file)
Dim $lf, $f, $_, $t
$lf=CHR(10)
$f=FreeFileHandle
$_=Open($f,$file)
If @ERROR Exit @ERROR EndIf
Do $t=$t+$lf+ReadLine($f) Until @ERROR
$_=Close($f)
$ReadFile=Split(SubStr($t,2),$lf)
EndFunction



and here is what the delete_these_files.txt looks like
Code:
file1



i still can't to get it to work
the script runs without errors, but it doesn't delete anything

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#153785 - 2005-12-22 01:40 PM Re: Deleteing specified files
matthewst Offline
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I read through the udf faq and still don't see the problem with the code.
Has anyone else been able to get something like this to work?

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