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Read/Save TXT files

jrmn
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Hi Experts,

Using an editbox to enter a valid directory path, how will I do it in Delphi6 that will scan this directory for all occurance of .TXT files. For each TXT file, will then scan for a given word. If found, will then save the filename to another TXT file.
Say if directory is 'C:\temp\', and there are 10 TXT files found here, it will then scan each of these files for any occurance of the word say "Delphi". For each TXT file that contains the given word, it will then write it to a TXT file (say mytext.txt) the filename and the line where the word "Delphi" was first found.
It will be something like this:

If only 5 TXT files contains the word "Delphi", MYTEXT.TXT, when you open it, the contains will be:

TEXT1.TXT, line 2
TEXT4.TXT, line 40
TEXT5.TXT, line 23
TEXT8.TXT, line 12
TEXT9.TXT, line 100

Can this be done?

Thanks,
jrmn
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