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parsing local files

moshi » October 7th, 2013, 4:12 pm

just a hint:

when parsing local text files consider using the Quote plugin with RegExpSubstitute instead of the WebParser plugin.

this avoids any WebParser hiccups that might happen when you update often. it is also faster.
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Re: parsing local files

thatsIch » October 7th, 2013, 8:06 pm

or using Lua with the io library

Custom Code which can be included via dofile
€: it is not advised to use dofile if you are not familiar with the Rainmeter implementation of it, instead you can paste it into your normal code and use it like this (since dofile does the same)

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local FileReader do
	-- @param fileName string
	-- @return content string
	function FileReader(fileName)
		if not fileName then 
			print("IllegalArgumentEXception: " .. fileName .. " not a valid name.")
			return "" 

		local fileHandle =
		if fileHandle == nil then
			print("IOEXception: " .. filePath .. " not found.")
			return ""
			local content = fileHandle:read('*all')

			return content

return FileReader