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how to open every file with the name 'README'

Posted on 2004-04-01
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Hi everybody, i  would like to write a program which allows to open every file with the 'Readme' name, don't matter which extension, in VB it would be something like

README.*

but in pascal, assuming i have a text file with the full name of 'README.TXT' and if i want to open it I can NOT do like this
assign(F, 'README')
pascal spits an error 'file not found'

can someone help me out of this ???

thanks to everyone in advance
Elvis
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FindFirst(readme.*,AnyFile,sr);        //find all files matching readme.*; var sr : SearchRec
while DosError = 0 do begin
  Assign(F,sr.Name);                      //open file found in searchrec
  //do something with file
  Close(F);
  FindNext(sr);
end;
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... ofcourse there should be quotes around 'readme.*':

FindFirst('readme.*',AnyFile,sr);        //find all files matching readme.*; var sr : SearchRec
while DosError = 0 do begin
  Assign(F,sr.Name);                      //open file found in searchrec
  //do something with file
  Close(F);
  FindNext(sr);
end;

... also: requires DOS unit
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