new trick for old software

As always I found this when looking for something else, figured i’d share – i haven’t found a personal use for this yet . . . but i am always amazed to find there are clever things built into windows instead of the hundreds of factory installed bugs.

Using MS Notepad for joural entries.

  1. Open a blank Notepad file
  2. Write .LOG (in uppercase) in the first line of the file, followed by Enter. Save the file and close it.
  3. 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.
  4. Type your notes and then save and close the file.
  5. Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it.
  6. F5 will also insert the date and time.

.LOG
11:24 PM 7/7/2006
now is the time for all good men

11:24 PM 7/7/2006
quick brown fox jumped over the lazy white man

11:39 PM 7/7/2006

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