Recovered account gets long file-name
cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Aug 16 05:34:42 EDT 2005
On Tuesday 16 Aug 2005 10:17, Maf. King wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 Aug 2005 09:22, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Monday 15 Aug 2005 22:38, Maf. King wrote:
> > > On Monday 15 Aug 2005 20:49, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > > I must have damaged my last accounts save when I upgraded my
> > > > distro and copied the data across, and I had to open the previous
> > > > version and re-enter last few records - not a big problem.
> > > > However, the saved file now has a
> > > > name
> > > > /path/businessname.20050612154751.xac.20050727163617.xac.200508152
> > > >0432 7.xac
> > > >
> > > > I presume that this should not be so. What do you recommend to
> > > > tidy it up?
> > > >
> > > > Anne
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > How about File->Save As....
> > Both obvious suggestions. The problem was that I assume that the
> > numbers in the extension are timestamps, and I didn't know how to
> > 'save as' with a recognisable timestamp. Presumably if I do it the
> > way Derek suggested I will be using a temporary file just long enough
> > to do this, and the next save will put the genuine timestamp on it.
> > Anne
> Hi Anne.
> you don't need a timestamp. the timestamps are added to the _backup_
> file by GC at every save of the main data file.
> So, if your file is accounts.xac, then accounts.xac.<timestamp>.xac is a
> backup from the save done at <timestamp>. That way, you can farly
> easily roll your accounts back to eg last thursday, by looking at the
> timestamp of the backup file.
> FYI, as far as I can see, the timestamp is of the format YYYYMMDDhhmmss
Thanks for the clarification. I had mistakenly assumed that the timestamp
was required for the program to identify the current accounts. If it only
refers to backup files I can see that it doesn't matter. Thanks again.
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