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Tracking App Installs With the .ini File

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By Leif Widmark

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Posted: 12 Jul 2000
 

I noticed a tip from David Pontius, "Tracking App Installation (ZEN 1.1)", about using a textfile as a logfile.

I have been using a better method, the .ini file. If you define the key/value like this:

[Program xyz]

%COMPUTERNAME% = %YEAR%-%MONTH%-%DAY% %HOUR%:%MINUTE%

Then your log file will contain one line per computer, and if the distribution gets redistributed, only this line will be updated.

If you used the textfile, there would be duplicate lines.

If you have any questions you may contact Leif at leif.widmark@ume.martinsson.se


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