|Thanks for the prompt reply. I really appreciate your help.|
I have been playing with this while waiting for a reply but haven't found a good solution.
However, the one minute restriction could be a problem. In many cases the user clicks OK on program1.exe in less than 1 minute.
1. Can I set the time on the file to an earlier (or completely bogus) time before running Program1.exe? Then the minute problem would not be a problem because the file time would have changed.
2. It turns out that I can put some dummy data at the end of the file before running Program1.exe, and if a new file is created it will not have the dummy data.
Is there a way to compare the files without using find.exe? (on my own machine there is another version of Find.exe earler in the path). Does FC return an error level status? Or is there another way to compare two files?