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vbs:lastlinesoftextfile

Read the Last Lines of a Text File

The program works smoothly even on files of twenty thousand lines. It simply read lines, keeping in memory the last N lines. When it reaches the end of the stream, it return the last N lines kept.

basic
' read all the content of a log file and 
' put it into a string.
function log2str( byval filename,  byval lastLines )
    dim fso 
    dim file 
    dim lines()
    dim linenum
    dim lastWrittenLine
    dim out
 
    set fso = createobject( "scripting.filesystemObject" ) 
    set file = fso.openTextFile( filename )
    redim lines(lastLines)
    linenum = 0
    lastWrittenLine = -1
    do while not file.atEndOfStream
        lines( linenum ) = file.readLine
        lastWrittenLine = linenum 
        linenum = (linenum + 1 ) mod lastLines
    loop ' not file.atEndOfStream
 
    if lastWrittenLine > 0 then 
        linenum = (lastWrittenLine + 1) mod lastLines
        do
            if lines(linenum) <> "" then
                out = out & lines(linenum) & vbCrLf
            end if ' lines(linenum) <> ""
            linenum = (linenum + 1 ) mod lastLines
        loop until linenum = (lastWrittenLine + 1)
    end if ' lastWrittenLine
 
    ' return all the content
    log2str = out
 
end function ' log2str
vbs/lastlinesoftextfile.txt · Last modified: 2014/12/24 10:42 (external edit)