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roadman65:
The fact you canít use certain characters in a file name like this one ď/ď as the computer will refuse so dated files have to be 1-1-23 for January 1, 2023.

1995hoo:

--- Quote from: roadman65 on February 08, 2023, 01:49:53 PM ---The fact you canít use certain characters in a file name like this one ď/ď as the computer will refuse so dated files have to be 1-1-23 for January 1, 2023.

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I would use hyphens, never slashes, to write the date anyway. But for purposes of dating a file, I find the ISO standard of year-month-day works better (e.g., 2023-02-08) because it forces Windows to sort properly if you sort by filename. If you use month-day-year, it'll sort all the Januarys (Januaries?) together regardless of year, then all the Februarys (Februaries?), etc.

ZLoth:

--- Quote from: roadman65 on February 08, 2023, 01:49:53 PM ---The fact you canít use certain characters in a file name like this one ď/ď as the computer will refuse so dated files have to be 1-1-23 for January 1, 2023.
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This goes back to the MS-DOS days when we used Command Line Interfaces (CLIs) instead of GUIs (Graphic User Interface), and Microsoft having to be different. The forward slash "/" is a directory separator on non-Windows systems while on Windows, its a command line argument (e.g. dir /-D /P) instead of dashes. Microsoft uses backslashes "\" as directory separators. Unix systems uses dashes to pass command line arguments.


--- Quote from: 1995hoo on February 08, 2023, 02:22:36 PM ---I would use hyphens, never slashes, to write the date anyway. But for purposes of dating a file, I find the ISO standard of year-month-day works better (e.g., 2023-02-08) because it forces Windows to sort properly if you sort by filename. If you use month-day-year, it'll sort all the Januarys (Januaries?) together regardless of year, then all the Februarys (Februaries?), etc.
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I actually have the ShareX Screenshot Utility set up to dump my screen captures to the %y\%mo subdirectories with a %y-%mo-%d %h-%mi-%s for screen captures and %y-%mo-%d %h-%mi-%s %t for window captures on my personal computer. So, if I took the screen shot today, it would be named 2023-02-08 14-20-35.png and stored on the directory \\truenas\screenshots\ShareX\2023\02\ on my TrueNAS server. I know, very technical, but works great when set up.

Scott5114:
Yeah, if I had a file named "Bank Statement 2/8/23.pdf" that would be a file named 23.pdf in a folder called "8" in a folder called "Bank Statement 2".

As other posters mentioned, I just don't use slashes for dates and it solves the problem. (I don't use spaces in file names either, just hyphens or underscores, because spaces are used to separate commands and their arguments on the shell, and handling file names with spaces in them is therefore awkward.)

MultiMillionMiler:
I actually had a problem recently reagrding pumping gas. Is it normal for a pump to constantly click off every half a gallon that goes in? Many times I was almost empty, and almost immediately when starting to pump it would click off as it it was full. I have tried very gently squeezing it so that only .1 gallons/second were going in, or slower (in case it was backwash) and it still does the same thing. No matter how I adjust the angle or position the nosel, it does the same thing, and I have had this problem across many pumps. It takes me up to 15 minutes to finish getting gas with this problem.

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