Javascript or Vbscript to read and update .properties file

Posted on 2009-07-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I'm trying to read and update .properties file, and i'm limited to use js or vbs.

any help ?
Question by:srishmawi
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Expert Comment

ID: 24847264
Got any more info?
What does the properties file contain?  Where does it live? What needs changing?

Author Comment

ID: 24847291
this is a sample properties file:

i'm executing a code locally, to change a local properties file.
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Expert Comment

ID: 24847341
So you have the file and it has some properties, what do you need to change?
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Author Comment

ID: 24847360
for example the password property
or the username property
the file contains alot of properties.

The properties file is mostly used in Java, for example jdbc.properties
you can change username, password, port# and other properties.
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Accepted Solution

Alan_White earned 200 total points
ID: 24847394
So this is basically an INI file then.  This page has vbscript for reading and writing INI files, would take much to modify it: http://www.robvanderwoude.com/vbstech_files_ini.php

Author Comment

ID: 24847532
INI files and Properties files are not the same !
Structure looks the same, but actually they are difference..

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