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Author Topic: DONE: auto-save AutoHotkey.ini daily to another folder  (Read 6094 times)

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DONE: auto-save AutoHotkey.ini daily to another folder
« on: November 23, 2005, 11:36:37 PM »
Hi,

I'd like to add a few lines to my main AHK script (that's running 24/7) that will copy this script to another partition but with the name AutoHotkey-YYYY-MM-DD.ini (so for today it would be AutoHotkey-2005-11-24.ini) once a day only - so I'd get one copy for every day the PC is running.

Any ideas? Maybe this could be somehow combined with the auto-reload on save script?

;2005-11-23
;auto-reloads the AHK script
;http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=135&highlight=auto+reload
$^s::
  Send, ^s
  SetTitleMatchMode, 2
  IfWinActive, AutoHotkey.ini
    {
       TrayTip, AutoHotkey, reloading script...
       SetTimer, RemoveTrayTip, 1500
     }
return

RemoveTrayTip:
    SetTimer, RemoveTrayTip, Off
    TrayTip
    Reload
return
;http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=135&highlight=auto+reload


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Re: IDEA: auto-save AutoHotkey.ini daily to another folder
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2005, 12:21:22 AM »
very useful idea.
can i suggest two additional features:
1) dont make a new backup file for the day if its identical to the last one.
2) zip it when making backup (in this case you wouldnt have to add date to file, just to zip).

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Re: IDEA: auto-save AutoHotkey.ini daily to another folder
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2005, 04:30:46 AM »
I didn't suggest option 1) because I want it to be as fast as possible, but I like your suggestion 2)!

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Re: IDEA: auto-save AutoHotkey.ini daily to another folder
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2005, 10:40:32 AM »
 :) How about something along the lines of

SetTimer,BACKUP,60000

BACKUP:
IfNotExist,D:\AutoHotkey-%A_YYYY%-%A_MM%-%A_DD%.ini
  FileCopy,C:\AutoHotkey.ini,D:\AutoHotkey-%A_YYYY%-%A_MM%-%A_DD%.ini
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« Last Edit: November 24, 2005, 07:12:53 PM by skrommel »

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Re: IDEA: auto-save AutoHotkey.ini daily to another folder
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2005, 04:01:36 PM »
:) How about something along the lines of
[...]
clean and simple solution, thanks! :)

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Re: IDEA: auto-save AutoHotkey.ini daily to another folder
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2005, 01:54:19 AM »
Hmm, very strange:

At 23:07, while we still had the 24th, it created this file:
AutoHotkey-2005-11-25

EDIT:
Err, probably it is working just fine, I was just confused by the fact that the file date wasn't changed when copied, but that's good, I just have to get used to it :D
« Last Edit: November 25, 2005, 01:56:27 AM by brotherS »