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Open A File For Append?

is there a way to open a file for append?

Open "c: emp
ead.txt" for input as #1
Open "c: empwrite.txt" for output as #2

Any helps would be greatly appreciated,

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Public Sub LogDebug(DebugInfo As String)

On Error GoTo TrapLockError

Open DebugLogPathAndName For Append As #1 ' Open file for output.
Print #1, Now & " : " & DebugInfo
Close #1

frmMain.lstdebug.AddItem Now & " : " & DebugInfo

Debug.Print DebugInfo

Exit Sub


frmMain.lstdebug.AddItem Now & " : " & "ERROR WRITING TO LOG FILE : " & Err.Number & " : " & Err.Description

frmMain.lstdebug.AddItem Now & " : " & DebugInfo

End Sub

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is there a way to open a file for append?

Open "c: emp
ead.txt" for input as #1
Open "c: empwrite.txt" for output as #2

Any helps would be greatly appreciated,

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This is the content of my text file:


I want to open this file, then search for a keyword (e.g. Job), and then append a string at the end of THAT line, where the keyword has been found.

For example: the keyword is "Job" and the string I want to append is "-Analyse"

the text file would have to become:


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Here is the example:

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Print #intLog, " Pars#: " & sCustNumber & " Date Range From: " & SSDStart & " To: " & SSDEnd
Close #intLog

There is already a line of data in the file like this:
LOGGED IN 11/8/2007 9:38:13 AM

after run above code I got:
LOGGED IN 11/8/2007 9:38:13 AM
Pars#: 12436 Date Range From: 08/08/07 To: 11/08/07

What I want is:
LOGGED IN 11/8/2007 9:38:13 AM Pars#: 12436 Date Range From: 08/08/07 To: 11/08/07

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Unsuccessful Opens:

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For i = 1 To 10
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Next i
Close #1
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how to check wat is mode for the file??

waitign for your valuable reply..

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Close #1

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Close #1
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%%DocumentMedia: anything 612 792 0 white ()
%%+ anything 612 792 0 yellow ()

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%%BoundingBox: 0 0 612 1008
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%%BoundingBox: 0 0 612 1008
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Private Function UpdateHostsFile(strPath As String) As Boolean
On Error GoTo errorhandle
Dim intFile As Integer

Open strPath For Append Shared As #intFile
Close #intFile

UpdateHostsFile = True
UpdateStatus "Hosts Updated,", False, True
Exit Function

UpdateHostsFile = False
UpdateStatus "Host not Updated:" & Err.Description, False, False

End Function

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I would apprecitae if you tell me how I can append some lines into an existing text file using visual basic.
the added lines should be inserted into the first line
thanks in advance


How To Append To Remote File
FTPPutFile always creat new file when save data to net
I finding way to append data to remote file the same with
open "filename" for append as #FF
Please help me
Remeber that this is REMOTE FILE (file tranfer by FTP function)

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