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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    Compare contents of a dir with golden text file

    Hi there,
    I have been given the task of looking after certian directories on a drive, making sure that the only files contained within them are the ones that we need. I wrote a excel macro to compare the files but this means that i have to go to the tool, extract the contents to a text file, map to the network drive, copy the text file and then import that into excel which is time consuming . I was wondering if anyone could give me a push in the right direction to compile this into a vb program as i do not want to use the excel approach for mch longer. I can write a procedure that checks that specfic files exist but the data is coded into the program and the contents of the dir can be changed depending on what new revisions what i need to do is have a text file listing the golden contents that should be on the drive being used as the input.
    To extract the contents of the dir i use the following dos commands:
    dir *.* >> a:\<filename>.txt

    Also how would i go about flagging the differences to a message box...

    thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by lodey
    a push in the right direction
    more of a 'nudge' really, but (not knowing your VB skills) check out 'Dir' in VB, and let us know if you need more.

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