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    JS driven external file parser

    I'm attempting to find or create a script to parse an external plain text file into an easier to read and more organized format. Any tips, links, pre-written scripts, and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks In Advance

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    Need more detail as to what "Easier to read" means.

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    I want to take an external file say something like

    ⌡jimbo's config file⌡version 1.3.2⌡username: someguy⌡password hash: axDf718163b32f9cCd819362⌡last login: 6-18-04⌡keep track of multiple users: no⌡keep login history: no⌡check for latest updates at launch: yes⌡create logfile: yes⌡logfile path: c:\jimbos domain\jimbo client\jimbo\bin\logs\⌡logfile name: craptastico.log⌡

    and parse the input so it can be turned into variables which can be edited by a form then outputted to a replacement file in the format above. i can extrapolate the modifications and what not needed from a script that does something similar. (I'm just not that fluent with the syntax and commands available so i need something similar which i can learn from.)

    if this doesn't help i can be more specific. of course the info in the examble is all ficticious

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    by script do you mean JavaScript? Or do you want to do this with the Java language/platform?

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    Of course. I wouldn't be refering to a real language as a scripting language, or vise-versa. All I really need is some assistance finding the right calls to make and the proper syntax for doing so, a similar script would provide all I need to make my own that does what I want. Thank you for your intrest, I look forward to your reply.

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    The reason I asked was:

    1. I needed to know how to answer the question because the anwer is different for each language.

    2. You were asking about JavaScript in a Java forum.

    So for Javascript, if you are doing this on windows, use create a MS Scripting object and read in the file, parse it by pipebar and format each section, maybe with HTML tags, and write it out with another scripting object. For usage see: http://www.developer.com/net/vb/article.php/781481

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    My apologies, i haven't had any caffeine this week. (yeah.. only valid excuse I have.) I appreciate the assistance. Again thank you very much.

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    No problem. Mucho people confuse Javascript with Java. And most can't blame lack of coffee or guarana.

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