__/ [Dennis Pogson] on Monday 29 August 2005 08:28 \__
> Rusty wrote:
>> "RobDee" <robd@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> Background (skip if you want to get straight to the question)
>>> Question: What system do other users have for synchronising files
>>> between 2 or more computers which allows for the fact that either
>>> machine may have the preferred version?
>> One solution is to put the modification date/hour into the filename.
>> A lot of versions of the file build up but that's better then nothing.
> Why bother doing this when Windows Explorer does it for you? Don' tell me
> you use Explorer with it's ridiculous defailt settings?
Ridiculous it may seen to you, but it's intended to be user-friendly. My
parents barely understand the notion of files, not at a lower level anyway.
True it is that we always want to see the extensions of files and see a list
of file rather than floating objects. I do agree that filesystem timestamps
(created, last accessed, last modified) are OK, but they do not always
preserve themselves when files get shifted from one machine to another, or
from one O/S to another. Use with caution.
In conclusion, Rusty could argue that it was you who misled the OP.
All the best,
Roy S. Schestowitz Useless fact: There are five regular polyhedra