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Re: Locking UI comments

From: Jonathan <jonathan.michael.stewart_at_us.army.mil>
Date: 2004-10-15 05:36:52 CEST

Steve Dwire wrote:
> From: Jonathan [mailto:jonathan.michael.stewart@us.army.mil]
>>Just a point no one seems to have brought up yet with this, what if
> the
>>extension is a 2 parter like .tar.gz for example? I have not checked
>>but I think on windows you can treat that as a "single" extension and
> if
>>you do filename.mine.ext it would become something like
>>filename.tar.mine.gz which seems like a not so good idea to me.
>>Prepending the "mine" etc would seem to work better, if we don't want
> to
>>put it on the end of the file to avoid breaking file associations.
> However, it sure is nice currently to end up with all of the related
> files together in the directory listing when sorted alphabetically.
> Finding all of the files involved in the conflict could become rather
> difficult when "rxxx." and "ryyy." and "mine." get stuck in *front* of
> "filename".
> As far as treating .tar.gz as a "single" extension, I do not believe
> that's possible on Windows. It takes whatever is after the last dot as
> the extension. So perhaps filename.tar.mine.gz isn't as bad as it
> looks. [Though I'll admit it doesn't *look* pretty :-)]

I just checked, I created a ".test.1" extension and it worked the same
as any .* extension... I do see your point about the directory sorting
though, seems to be a bit of a no win situation :( .


> --Steve Dwire

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Received on Fri Oct 15 05:37:59 2004

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