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overwrite the application file from itself

Posted on 2006-07-10
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I would like my application to overwrite itself, I want change some setup setting incorporated in the exe application file. I am able to open it for reading with the (fmOpenRead Or fmShareDenyNone) flags, but it fails using fmOpenReadWrite.
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You will need to kick off another task to do this, since the system automatically locks the exe file at the start of execution.
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by:gianluca
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Can I create a new thread to stand-by for the application close, then update the file and close itself ???
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You should create a new process.  A new thread would likely be destroyed when the application (process) terminates.
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