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Editing a VBS script

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by tommo020788, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. tommo020788

    tommo020788 Thread Starter

    Oct 20, 2008
    hi, I have a VBS script here that allows me to search, and delete any registry entry with a specified keyword in it.

    At the end, it displays a message box, saying it finished, and how long it took to finish (Finished in "" minutes").

    I want it to create a text file "finished.txt" instead of displaying this message.

    How can I do this?

    ' Script that will do a substring search in all key names
    ' for the string in the variable sKey and delete the key
    ' if the string is found.
    ' You can set a key path in the variable sStartKeyPathx if
    ' you want to limit the search to a specific registry branch.
    ' Adjust callouts to sStartKeyPath1/2/3 as you see fit
    Const OpenAsASCII      =  0
    Const FailIfNotExist   =  0
    Const ForReading       =  1
    Const OverwriteIfExist = -1
    sStartKeyPath1 =  "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"
    sStartKeyPath2 =  "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
    sStartKeyPath3 =  "HKEY_USERS"
    sKey = "tomkey"
    Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    ' get a temporary registry file name
    sTempFile = oFSO.GetSpecialFolder(2).ShortPath & "\" & oFSO.GetTempName
    sStart = Now
    ExportRegistry sStartKeyPath1, sTempFile
    CreateAndRunRegistryFile sKey, sTempFile
    ExportRegistry sStartKeyPath2, sTempFile
    CreateAndRunRegistryFile sKey, sTempFile
    ExportRegistry sStartKeyPath3, sTempFile
    CreateAndRunRegistryFile sKey, sTempFile
    ' delete temp file
    If oFSO.FileExists(sTempFile) Then
      oFSO.DeleteFile sTempFile
    End If
    MsgBox "Finished in " & DateDiff("n", sStart, Now) & " minutes", _
            vbSystemModal, "SearchAndDelete" 
    Sub ExportRegistry(sStartKey, sFile)
      If Trim(sKey) = "" Then
        ' export the complete registry
        sCmd = "regedit.exe /S /E:A """ & sFile & """"
        ' export the registry key to a file
        sCmd = "regedit.exe /S /E:A """ & sFile & """ " & """" & sStartKey & """"
      End If
      oShell.Run sCmd, 0, True
    End Sub
    Sub CreateAndRunRegistryFile(sString, sInFile)
      sOutFile = oFSO.GetSpecialFolder(2).ShortPath & "\" & oFSO.GetTempName
      ' find all string starting with [ and ends with ], and that
      ' also contains at least one bachslash in addition to the
      ' text in the variable sString
      sCmd = "%comspec% /c findstr.exe " _
           & "/i /r ""^\[.*\\.*" & sString & ".*\]$"" """ _
           & sInFile & """ >""" & sOutFile & """"
      oShell.Run sCmd, 0, True
      Set fFile = oFSO.OpenTextFile(sOutFile, ForReading, _
                                        FailIfNotExist, OpenAsASCII)
      sResult = ""
      On Error Resume Next
      sResult = fFile.ReadAll
      oFSO.DeleteFile sOutFile
      On Error Goto 0
      If sResult <> "" Then
        Set fRegFile = oFSO.CreateTextFile(sOutFile, _
                        OverwriteIfExist, OpenAsASCII)
        fRegFile.WriteLine "REGEDIT4" & vbCrLf
        aResult = Split(sResult, vbCrLf)
        For i = 0 To UBound(aResult)
          sLine = aResult(i)
          ' do the same tests as the regexp in findstr just in case.
          If InStr(1, sLine, sString, vbTextCompare) > 0 _
                      And Left(sLine, 1) = "[" And Right(sLine, 1) = "]" Then
          sLine = "[-" & Mid(sLine, 2)
            fRegFile.WriteLine sLine
          End If
        fRegFile.WriteLine vbCrLf   ' add two blank lines at the end
        sCmd = "regedit.exe /s """ & sOutFile & """"
        oShell.Run sCmd, 0, True
      End If
      If oFSO.FileExists(sOutFile) Then
        oFSO.DeleteFile sOutFile
      End If
    End Sub 
  2. centauricw


    Jun 26, 2010
    Simple. Just create a new text file named "finished.txt" and write the same output you did to the Message Box to the text file. You're already using the FileSystemObject, so this should be a simple change.
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