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How to write an app that will delete itself
on exit.
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ptiemann2 earned 80 total points
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Hi, see my technical tip at
http://www.preview.org/q/q2074.shtml

Never mind.. I just copy it here:

Both Windows 95 and NT provide mechanisms for doing just this.

Under Win95 you use the WinInit.ini file. Create a [rename] section and put in entries like "NewName.txt=OldName.txt" to have files renamed, or "nil=OldName.txt" to have them deleted. Windows will perform this at the next boot.

Under Windows NT, the MoveFileEx function has a parameter that allows you to defer the move (or delete) until the next boot. It stores the list of files to be processed in the registry.

To determine whether NT or 95/98.. use GetVersion() - how to do it, see this:

http://www.preview.org/q/q1012.shtml

Good luck,
Peter



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Thanx, this is it
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