Scripting Blog [archived]

Formerly known as the "Hey, Scripting Guy!" blog

How Can I Determine How Long It Takes a Script to Run?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Is there a good way to time how long it takes for a script to run? -- BN, Montreal, Canada (image) (image) (image) Hey, BN. Probably the easiest way to do this is to let the script time itself. To accomplish that feat, set the first line of the script to this: This code simply sets the value of the variable ...

How Can I Save Output to a Text File?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Is there an easy way to save my script output to a text file rather than displaying it on screen? -- KP, Ogden, UT(image) (image) (image) Hey, KP. If you always want your script to save data to a text file rather than display it on screen, then you’re probably better off using the FileSystemObject and its file-...

Can I Read a Text File From the Bottom Up?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a log file in which new data is appended to the bottom of the file; that means the most recent entries are at the end of the file. I’d like to be able to read the file starting with the last line and then ending with the first line, but I can’t figure out how to do that.-- MB, Milwaukee, WI (...