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Help with clearing text file at month end

Posted By: raycomp

Help with clearing text file at month end - 25/11/18 07:59 AM

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?
Posted By: maroon

Re: Help with clearing text file at month end - 25/11/18 09:08 AM

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?
Posted By: Raccoon

Re: Help with clearing text file at month end - 26/11/18 05:34 AM

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.
Posted By: raycomp

Re: Help with clearing text file at month end - 24/11/19 09:44 AM

Maroon yes that is the idea
Posted By: raycomp

Re: Help with clearing text file at month end - 24/11/19 10:57 AM

Racoon that wont help as users can check their own stats with a command that read from the chanstat.txt
Your idea will result in a new text file every month
Posted By: ovelayer

Re: Help with clearing text file at month end - 17/12/19 09:53 PM

if your just looking to clear/remove the stat's file every month ..

Code
on *:LOAD: {
if (!%currentmonth) { set %currentmonth $gettok($fulldate,2,32) }
}

on *:START: {
.timer -o 0 3600 checkdate
}

alias checkdate {
 if (%currentmonth != $gettok($fulldate,2,32)) {
  set %currentmonth $gettok($fulldate,2,32)
  .remove chanstats.txt
 } 
}
Posted By: FroggieDaFrog

Re: Help with clearing text file at month end - 18/12/19 04:49 PM

You'll need to wire it up to whatever event but this should do it for you:

Code
;;/monthlyFile path/to/file
alias monthlyFile {
  if ($asctime($file($1-).ctime, mm-yyyy) != $asctime(mm-yyyy)) {
    .remove $1-
  }
}
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