Reading a line from a file and comparing.

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MarkSkits
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Reading a line from a file and comparing.

Postby MarkSkits » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:44 pm

I'm working on an operating environment in QuickBasic 4.5.

I need help loading saving and loading from a line of code in a file like example.sys for a password system.

Here's what I have the code as so far:

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SETPASS:
CLS
INPUT "Enter Password you want to set: ",setpass$
INPUT "Confirm: ",confirmpass$
IF confirmpass$ = setpass$ THEN password$ = setpass$ ELSE PRINT "Passwords not identical!":SLEEP 2:GOTO SETPASS
(Code that saves line of code to file)
...


After reboot:

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PASSWORD:
CLS
(Code that sets the value of password$ from a specific line of code.)
INPUT "Enter Password: ",passinput$
IF passinput$ = password$ THEN GOTO DESKTOP ELSE PRINT "Wrong Password!":SLEEP 3:GOTO PASSWORD


Basically, how would I store a value onto a file and be able to access it later?

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Re: Reading a line from a file and comparing.

Postby burger2227 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:22 pm

You have to OPEN a file and WRITE or PRINT the word to the file.

To read the file you need to OPEN the filename and INPUT the word(s) from the file.

http://www.qb64.net/wiki/index.php/OPEN

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