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Help with clearing text file at month end #264381
25/11/18 07:59 AM
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raycomp Offline OP
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I don't no if this is possible. I keep monthly stats in my channel and need to clear the text file every month end. Any ideas?

Re: Help with clearing text file at month end [Re: raycomp] #264382
25/11/18 09:08 AM
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Not sure I understand. You have monthly stats you keep in a text file, and you want to know how to delete the file at month end?

Re: Help with clearing text file at month end [Re: raycomp] #264390
26/11/18 05:34 AM
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Rather than deleting the file, let's just keep it. Instead, write to a new and different file with the digits of the changing month and year.

Code:
ALIAS -l StatsFile return monthlystats- $+ $asctime(yyyy-mm) $+ .txt

On *:Event: {
  write $StatsFile some statistic
}

You will merely accumulate more and more files at a manageable rate.

monthlystats-2018-11.txt
monthlystats-2018-12.txt
monthlystats-2019-01.txt

etc.


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