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In the following bit of code an Ini file is meant to be updated with new configuration data, but for some reason it isnt

const cfgFile = 'ext-pisg.conf'

type tConfig = object
                Lang,
                AppDir,
                PerlExe : String;
                LangAvail : TStringList;
                public procedure Load;
                public procedure Save;
end;

procedure tConfig.Save;
var cfgIni : TMemIniFile;
begin
 cfgIni:=TMemIniFile.Create(cfgFile);
 cfgIni.WriteString('config','language',Lang);
 cfgIni.WriteString('config','perlexe',PerlExe);
 //MessageDlg(cfgIni.FileName,mtInformation,[mbOk],0);
 cfgIni.UpdateFile;

 cfgIni.Free;
end;

The file contains the following data:

[config]
language = german
perlexe = c:\Program Files\ActiveState Komodo 2.5\perl\bin\perl.exe
AppDir = d:\webroot\ircbot\ext-pisg\sourced\

Does anyone have a clue why the file does not get updated?
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by:Shinez
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var
cfgIni : TINIFile;

would this work?

you could take off cfgIni.UpdateFile; and see if it works?
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gmayo earned 500 total points
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Be aware that the ini files get saved to the Windows directory and not your working directory. If you set cfgFile to include the path, then it gets saved to that location instead:

const cfgFile = '.\ext-pisg.conf'

Better still, get the program's directory from Application.ExeName.

Geoff M.
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you have INIFiles in uses?
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hey gmayo you snitched yesterday lol
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Mods watch over your every move... beware!
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by:Shinez
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lol
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you know how to change the send packet size of indy icmp gmayo?
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'Fraid not. I did look though.
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by:Professor
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strange ... it worked once with the
const cfgFile = '.\ext-pisg.conf'

and now it doesnt anymore ...
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by:Professor
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Ah ... I got it
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