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bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Sep 28 12:01:22 EDT 2005
Le 28 sept. 05 à 17:27, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
> Am 28.09.2005 um 17:03 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> But of course, I do resent having, in many cases, to use two steps
>> "to use dates such as 28/09/2005 in file names." when I used to be
>> able to do it in one.
> Why do you want to use dates in some proprietary and ambiguous
> Isn't ISO 8601 enough for you too? 2005-09-28: isn't this really
> clear for everyone who learned to interpret Arabic numbers?
28/09/2005 is just the standard French notation for dates, used in
all official papers and for all business and personal correspondence.
You can verify this by going to System Prefs > International >
Formats and choosing France as the region.
Actually I'm using dates in the form 2005/09/28 at the beginning of
file names, so that a folder containing a collection of letters, for
example, is organized in column view in chronological order.
Actually it's not even that, and I'm using 2005-09-28 instead, as ISO
apparently recommends. But the reason is not adherence to standard.
It's true that you can use 2005/09/28 as a file name in the Finder,
and in a number of applications. There was a time in the TeXShop Save
window, IIRC, that when you typed "/" it was converted automatically
to "-"; that may have changed, I haven't checked recently.
My reason is actually different: at work we use a RAID system for
automatic backups, and access this system through a Samba server. I
use the Finder's Connect to Server (Cmd-K) to reach that server
(typing in a URL of the form "smb://myserver.mydomain"). This is very
convenient: once connected, your space on the Samba server appears
just as another disk to your Mac, and at the end of a day of work you
just have to drag and drop your work to this disk to have it backed
up (only annoyance: file creation dates are lost). However, the Samba
protocol is apparently more restrictive than the Finder: when it
encounters a file with a "/" in its name (and a few other
alphanumeric characters I haven't attempted to write down), the
transfer stops abruptly with an error message telling something like
IIRC "the file [...] couldn't be found". This implies either renaming
the file before the transfer, or not using any non standard character
in file names at all.
Sorry, I should have been more specific.
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