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c.gingerich

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AppendDate
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:09:00 PM »
Since I write a lot of code and have tone of versions and files and archive a lot of files. I used to manually add the date to the end of files, but I started doing it so much I made an app for it. This adds an AppendDate item to the context menu of files. When you select it, it adds the current date to the end of the file name (i.e. MyFile_20120511.txt) You can change the date format in the settings dialog. Hope you find it as useful as I do.

Screenshot - 5_11_2012 , 12_55_08 PM.pngAppendDate

[UPDATE]
Now works on folders

[EDIT]
Made it so you can make your own format string to add to the file. See the ReadMe.txt for format options.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 10:23:52 AM by c.gingerich »

Ath

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 01:22:10 PM »
Could it (optionally) add the date before the name, instead of at the end? That is an often used way of archiving ;)
Also the underscore-separator would optimally be a configurable option, and be able to leave it out, imho...

c.gingerich

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 01:23:28 PM »
I think I can do that.  :)

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 01:25:20 PM »
Oh, and 'separator' only has 1 e, but 2 a's :-[

tomos

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 02:01:34 PM »
Oh, and 'separator' only has 1 e, but 2 a's :-[

I had to double check that one - probably been misspelling it for years...



EDIT/ +1 to the date as prefix to filename request

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 02:17:00 PM »
Oh, and 'separator' only has 1 e, but 2 a's :-[

I had to double check that one - probably been misspelling it for years...



My memory of hearing that separator has "a rat" in it has outlasted my memory of the name of the teacher who taught me that.

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 02:24:40 PM »
Oh, and 'separator' only has 1 e, but 2 a's :-[

I had to double check that one - probably been misspelling it for years..

My memory of hearing that separator has "a rat" in it has outlasted my memory of the name of the teacher who taught me that.

sounds memorable all right :)
- but our problem is with the "par" as opposed to "per". Could remember it via golf (par) but not even half as memorable as a rat ;-)

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 02:41:59 PM »
Most European countries use DDMMYYYY - possible to add please ?

c.gingerich

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 04:46:48 PM »
Update. Looks like a few like the idea so I made it so you can make your own format string to add to the file (and Prepend to file). See the ReadMe.txt for format options. Download from first post and see updated screen shot.

Sorry about the spelling, It's not my strong suit. :-)

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 01:34:59 AM »
Update. Looks like a few like the idea so I made it so you can make your own format string to add to the file (and Prepend to file). See the ReadMe.txt for format options. Download from first post and see updated screen shot.

Sorry about the spelling, It's not my strong suit. :-)

handy app thanks   :Thmbsup:  could you add that it can apply to folders as well ?

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2012, 03:49:32 AM »
Works like a charm, thanks!

c.gingerich

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2012, 07:24:42 AM »
Thanks. I think i can have it work on folders also. I'll add that next.

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2012, 10:24:16 AM »
Updated. It now works on folders. Download from first post.

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Re: AppendDate
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012, 10:47:26 AM »
Useful - thanks! :up: