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Posted on 2000-02-17
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Hi Folks! I am having trouble reading a file over the network. The problem is that this file is constantly growing and I wanna read the new(last) lines coming in this file as a result.
The transmission to this file is not constant, sometimes there is a delay until the data comes and gets written to it. Can anyone tell me how to achieve this goal(Code Please)
Eg File at 10:00am looks like
"Hello Brother"
at 10:11am looks like
"Hello Brother"
" How are you Brother";
I have read the first line so this time I wanna capture the last line which is " How are you Brother" only. Hope this lets u understand better.
TIA
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You can have a logic like this.

You can register a notigication by using

FindFirstChangeNotification()

So whenever the file changes you will get a notification , So you would not have to do a polling on the file.
After each time data is written to the file , you open the file , lseek to the end and go backward for a newline.( I assume the writers to file write line by line).

This is a sample flow of operations.
If you have any doubts please get back.

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by:nietod
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FindFirstChangeNotification() is a windows API function.

vesel, are you using windows?
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by:vesel
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I am on Win2000 using vc6
Need code folks please help asap

Thx a lot
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by:nietod
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Then ufolk123's suggestion will work.
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by:vesel
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Folks i need code to give you 100 points. I know the algo pretty much I wanna see it running.

THx and appreciation.
Vesel
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