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Need to append data in a file and run as a login script

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I wrote this bat file which appends deployment.proxy.type=0 to the end of the file deployment.properties and sent this up as a logon script. the issue I am having is it appends to that file everytime the user logs in but I would like it to only add it once and if its there to not do anything. Is there an easy way to do with a BAT file or VBS script?

 
echo deployment.proxy.type=0 >> "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties"

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Question by:arraysg2008
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You should be able to use FIND to check if the string is already in the file, something like this, although I didn't test this yet.

find /I "deployment.proxy.type=0" "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties" >NUL || echo deployment.proxy.type=0 >> "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties"

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findstr deployment.proxy.type=0 "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties" >nul:
if ERRORLEVEL 1 echo deployment.proxy.type=0 >> "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties"

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by:Steve Knight
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Try this:

@echo off
set filename="C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties"
set filename=c:\test.txt
set entry=deployment.proxy.type=0
find "%entry%" %filename% >NUL 2>&1 || (echo %entry%)>>%filename%2

It uses FIND to check if the entry is in the line and if it isn't then it runs the bit after the || to add it.

Steve
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by:arraysg2008
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Works perfect, thanks
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OK, was delayed in posting there a bit :-) ... my find entry was not working due to the 0 at the end of the entry line joining with >> which delayed me...

Steve
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