Leftover Files

John Pettigrew john at pettigrew.org.uk
Mon May 24 13:04:03 EDT 2004

In a previous message, Joseph Mack <mack.joseph at epa.gov> wrote:

> Since your gnucash file is binary, if you make some finger slippage
> disaster, there is no easy way to debug your file to figure out what you did
> to it.

Are there different formats? Here, GnuCash is using XML, which is easy to
investigate manually. Indeed, the only way to change the invoice number being
used is to edit the XML (essential when moving from a different accounting
system to GC, when invoice numbers have already been used).

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