Re: Flare archiving

Subject: Re: Flare archiving
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:53:20 -0400

On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:35:15 -0400, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

My first thought, if something odd happens is to abandon the mess,
go back to the intended tool, and point of departure, and re-do the operation.

Yes. Personally, I'd do it all from inside cygwin. But then I do most of my stuff at home from inside Linux, and cygwin gives me a nice Unix-like command-line interface, which I enjoy.

Also, I would avoid filenames with spaces or other weird characters. I prefer to use filenames containing only [a-z], [0-9] and [$_+.], -, and possibly [A-Z]. This gives me something almost guaranteed to work across various platforms.

Unfortunately, I cannot even enforce this naming standard inside my own house. Dear Spouse uses space and other weird chars, occasionally leading to mild (but correctable) grief. At least she using a Linux box with Opera and Libre-office, so there is hope. I cannot get her to enjoy emacs.

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