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Hi Guys.. easy one for y'all..

I have a program that feeds lines of text into a .txt file (C:\update.txt)

the way i have designed it to output the results means if i change the file extension to .bat, it will become a working batch file.  how do i change the extension in vb6?

I do have filesystemobject setup and running :)
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by:cquinn
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Why not create the file as C:\update.bat in the first place?

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by:NAORC
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Set m_destTS = m_fso.CreateTextFile("C:\ORCGravity\update.txt", True)

^^throws up errors if i do^^
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Mark_FreeSoftware earned 500 total points
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try this:

dim tmp as string
tmp = "c:\update.txt"
tmp = replace(tmp,".txt",".bat")

now you have "c:\update.bat" in tmp!
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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"how do i change the extension in vb6?"

In VB6, you can use the Name function to rename a file:

    Dim oldFileName As String
    Dim newFileName As String
   
    oldFileName = "c:\someFile.txt"
    newFileName = "c:\someFile.bat"
   
    Name oldFileName As newFileName
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