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VB script to check the modified date on a specific file, and return a value

Posted on 2009-07-01
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Hi all,

I'm using Solarwinds IP Monitor to ensure that a certain file is being copied each day onto a server. Unfortunately IP Monitor does not allow for this functionality out of the box, but it does allow you to run scripts that return an expected value, and set off an alert if this value is not returned.

SO..... I need a vb script to check the modified date on a specific file. if the modifeid date is a week older than the curren systemt date, return a value of 1. otherwise return 0

Can I get a hand from any scrpiting gurus?
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kevin_u earned 500 total points
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I believe this is what you wanted.

set fso = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
 

set f = fso.GetFile("somefile.txt")
 

if (Now - f.DateLastModified) > 7 then

	WScript.Quit 1

end if
 

WScript.Quit 0

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by:nlc_IT_Dept
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That looks very promising! Am I able to put a UNC path into the "set f = fso.GetFile("somefile.txt")" line or does it have to be a local path?
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Nevermind, working perfectly! Thanks kindly!
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