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Started by Bigguy, Apr 02, 2019, 11:18 AM

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Bigguy

Apr 02, 2019, 11:18 AM Last Edit: Apr 02, 2019, 11:22 AM by Bigguy
Did anyone know that if you open notpad in windows 10 and at the very top in capitals type .LOG it will save with a time stamp. Try it out.

  • Open notepad
  • On the top line type .LOG
  • hit enter to move one line down
  • type something
  • Now save that file as whatever you want and close it
  • Open it back up and there should be a timestamp next to or underneath what you typed.

I thought this was real cool. Nice way of keeping track of things. Use it as a log file or a diary...or edits you made to SMF ;)

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LandyVlad

Presumably though it just replaces that value each time you save it. As opposed to creating a list of things with various days added...
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Bigguy

No, it adds it in a list. One on top of each other. With different timestamps.

LandyVlad

Oh look it actually works correctly

Quote from: undefined.LOG

This is a test saving at 9:22am
9:22 AM 3/04/2019


Ok and this is another test/ This time I am saving at 9:23am
9:23 AM 3/04/2019

Yes very handy !
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Bigguy

It works good, I think. I made a test txt and added something to it hours ago. Just now I went in to add another test to the txt file and it changed the time stamp on the first one for some reason. I am running a beta windows copy so that could be it I guess. A small bug in the program.

LandyVlad

Did you add text after the previous timestamp or did you modify the existing text?
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Bigguy

Added after. I added a bit today as well. Seems a little odd.

LandyVlad

So do date stamps stay correct? It's just time stamps tha6t are problematic?
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LandyVlad

Maybe rather than using log (which I admit is convenient) the work around would be to just insert the current date and time 'manually' on each occasion

To insert the current date and time just Click on "Edit" and select Time / Date
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Bigguy

I never realized this til now but if you open the text file you have saved as a log it prints the current date and time for you. All you have to do it typ what you want and save. I guess the time stamps are right.

LandyVlad

Yes that's what it does - I assumed you knew that :)
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Bigguy

No, I just found it, lol. You know as much as I do.

LandyVlad

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