## Insert directory listing into file

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rhmelis
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### Insert directory listing into file

Hello,

Can Textpipe (or another Datamystic program) replace a string with a listing of the files in the current "read" directory?

For example: a directory holds the files test.txt, 1.txt and 2.txt.
Tetxpipe should then replace a string within 'test.txt' with:
test.txt
1.txt
2.txt

I hope you understand what i mean. Is this possible?

Thanks!
Remco
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### Re: Insert directory listing into file

Sure Remco,

You can use the Scripting filter to do anything - like listing file contents.

Also see script filter\replace filename with file contents.fll
Regards,

Simon Carter, https://www.DataMystic.com
https://www.JadeDiabetes.com - Insulin dose calculator for Type 1 diabetes
rhmelis
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Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:01 am

### Re: Insert directory listing into file

Hello Simon,

Thanks for the swift response. Now that I know it's possible, i'll figure it out!

Cheers,
Remco
rhmelis
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### Re: Insert directory listing into file

Hello Simon,

I lied.

I have no idea how to make this work. If I am correct, the script you pointed out changes the filename according the the filecontents??
I would like to replace a string within the file with a listing of the files in the same directory.

Could you give me another hint?

Thanks a lot

Remco
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### Re: Insert directory listing into file

Use the FileSystemObject in the example I gave you to generate a file list. You will need to lookup documentation on its
FindFirst/FindNext functions with google.
Regards,

Simon Carter, https://www.DataMystic.com
https://www.JadeDiabetes.com - Insulin dose calculator for Type 1 diabetes