Posted October 13th, 2008 by justBcoz in Software []
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This is nifty!

And so simple … I love this because we setup text files for all the sites that we do maintenance on and we log each change that’s done. I think this little trick is going to save us some time (and every second of time is money when you’re looking after nearly 2000 clients!)

I’m sure there are many personal uses for this too.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Open a blank Notepad file
  2. Write .LOG as the first line of the file, followed by a enter.
  3. Save the file and close it.
  4. Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date and time to the end of the file and places the cursor on the line after.
  5. Type your notes and then save and close the file.
  6. Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process
justBcoz
  1. Steve Crane says:

    Cool tip. Works with Notepad2 as well, but not Notepad++. Luckily Notepad2 is my flavour of choice.

  2. Right. Where’s the Mac version of this please?

  3. justB[coz] says:

    LOL! I just *knew* a Mac Boy was gonna chirp that :D

  4. Dad says:

    You can also just open word pad and hit F5 and it time stamps your entry.

  5. Dad says:

    Sorry Note Pad!

  6. justB[coz] says:

    Ag Dad, that totally knocks the wind outta my sails hehehe …

    How can you know more about this stuff than me? It’s freaky :-)

  7. Dad says:

    @justBcoz not all of us old toppies are completely brain dead.

  8. Andre says:

    Hear, hear, Dad.
    :) )

  9. Chris M says:

    Ah ye, I remember reading about this, I prefer a wiki, which allows for collab working, it’s dated and everything, but then again, it’s more techie :)

  10. justB[coz] says:

    @Andre … what are you “hear, hear”-ing about?? Old toppie? No ways!! And trust me, I *know* how un-brain dead you are – your tech tweets are awesome :-)

    @Chris M … you’re such a geek … luvvit :D