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Author Topic: request: ignore #filecontents result line if file not found  (Read 735 times)

Nod5

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FARR has the special string that lets us import one or more alias results line from a file. For example an alias can put the below string in the alias results setup and whatever is in C:\a.txt will be included in the results when a matching search is done.

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  1. #filecontents C:\a.txt

But if the file is not found FARR instead shows this error message
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  1. a.txt) --> file not found
  2. Error processing alias contents: C:\a.txt(C:\

Request: if the file isn't found FARR should simply ignore that line in the alias results instruction.

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Re: request: ignore #filecontents result line if file not found
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 10:55 PM »
I'm a little wary of not showing any message if file is not found.  But I could put the error in the status bar, or i could make a #filecontentsi command that is similar but ignores error..

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Re: request: ignore #filecontents result line if file not found
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 12:08 PM »
I'm a little wary of not showing any message if file is not found.  But I could put the error in the status bar, or i could make a #filecontentsi command that is similar but ignores error..
You're right that is probably better. A new #filecontentsifexist (or something like that) would be useful.

One thing I use #filecontents for is to add a status/notification text line in some alias results. For example imagine an alias with 3 alternative backup commands as result. We can with #filecontents add an extra result line that reads a textfile generated by one of those three commands last time it ran. So the results can look something like:

backup command b1
backup command b2
backup command b3
Last run: b1 2018-02-15 success

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Re: request: ignore #filecontents result line if file not found
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 01:26 PM »
That's pretty nice.. makes sense.. I will add.