Gnucash Account Names
warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Jun 2 16:33:26 EDT 2006
Please see the FAQ.
These are log files and backup files, so you don't lose data.
Yes, they are created every time you enter new data.
GnuCash is supposed to delete them after a set period of days,
which you can set in you options.
You should always open the non-dated file.
Just use File -> Open Recent and you can switch back and forth.
Quoting Bob Smits <bob at rsmits.ca>:
> I'm using Gnucash 1.8.12 on a number of machines running Suse 9.3 and 10.0
> I use it for both work accounts and home accounts, and I need to be able to
> switch from one account to another.
> It appears that every time I use gnucash it generates files with added
> extensions denoting date and time as well as .log and .xac , making it
> confusing about which file I'm actually using. How many of these files will
> it generate - one for every time I open gnucash? Is there any way to get it
> to just overwrite the last file and not keep changing the name?
> (I also need to be able to take the file to work and copy it to my work
> computer, so I'd prefer just to deal with one file with the same name every
> Robert Smits Email bob at rsmits.ca
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Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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