On Mon, 02 Nov 1998 11:44:31 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
>>> This means ALL of your files can be located in one directory.
>>Not a good idea, in general, I don't think.
>One of the troubles with The Other Leading Brand has always been, for me
>anyway, the difficulty of identifying a file uniquely with 8 letters which
>you can then figure out what it is a couple years later. So, from Day One
>I assumed I would not be able to figure out what a particuar log file on my
>HD was by looking at the Filename, and I keep a separate list of what they
>N5OT97-1.LOG = NA QSO PARTY JANUARY 1997
>N5OT97-2.LOG = NA SPRINT CW FEBRUARY 1997
>EEN96-1.LOG = NA QSO PARTY JANUARY 1996
>OTU96-1.LOG = CQWW 160 METER CW JANUARY 1996
>OTU96-2.LOG = NA SPRINT CW FEBRUARY 1996
>OUT96-3.LOG = NA SPRINT PHONE FEBRUARY 1996
>OTU96-4.LOG = ARRL DX CW FEBRUARY 1996
>OTU96-5.LOG = CQWW 160 METER SSB FEBRUARY 1996
>OTU96-6.LOG = ARRL DX SSB MARCH 1996
>OTU96-7.LOG = NA SPRINT CW SEPTEMBER 1996
>OTU95-1.LOG = NA QSO PARTY AUGUST 1995 - IN CT FORMAT
>OTU95-2.LOG = NA SPRINT SEPTEMBER 1995
>OTU95-3.LOG = CQWW SSB OCTOBER 1995
>OTU95-4.LOG = SS SSB NOVEMBER 1995
>OTU95-5.LOG = CQWW CW NOVEMBER 1995
>OTU95-6.LOG = ARRL 160 METER CONTEST DECEMBER 1995
>W6UE95-1.LOG = NA QSO PARTY JANUARY 1995
>W6UE95-2.LOG = NA SPRINT FEBRUARY 1995
>'Has worked good for over 10 years. It also facilitates having the log of
>more than one station in the same contest in your records at the same time.
> Tree's new method will allow me to look at these files without copying and
>renaming them "LOG.DAT" one at a time.
>Good plan, Tree.
I won't tell anyone else how to paint their own house. But if I AM
FORCED to us a structure like the above, I'll go find something else
to use. I would find it maddening, especially the first time I got the
names mixed up and destroyed a log that I needed. The directory
structure is my safety net.
The important thing is not to FORCE a change like this on everyone.
Guy L. Olinger
Apex, NC, USA
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