What happens to deleted asssets info?

hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Tue Oct 31 20:22:35 EST 2006

On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 10:13:42AM -0800, JUNIPER wrote:
> I take it, then, that deleting an asset would make a mess and shouldn't 
> be done.
> I am unable to locate "hide accounts". I've combed the possibilities, 
> including all of the edit/preferences options, which seems the most 
> likely. No sign of it. Could it be that it is not in 1.8.11?
> Speaking of "preferences," I had "days to retain log files" set at 5 on 
> August 8th and subsequently changed it to zero. All of the log files 
> have apparently been retained since that date. It looks like manual 
> deletion is the only option.

I've found the log files very very useful.  I once had a 
misreconcilation (started out with wrong opening balance) and went 
throught the logs until I found one that worked.  (binary search).  Then 
did a diff to find out what was different between the one that failed 
and the previous one that worked.  Found a change in a reconciled 
transaction -- the reconciled end had been moved to another account.  It 
appears it happened when I was editing the other (unreconciled) end of 
the transaction.

After that experience I'll conpress my old account files, and maybe 
check them into a revision control system to save space, but -- delete 
them? Never.

-- hendrik

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