[Ifeffit] A question for Windows users
SCHLEGEL Michel 177447
schlegel at azurite.cea.fr
Mon Mar 17 10:05:54 CST 2003
Hello Bruce, everybody
> Athena is not always particularly creative about the names it suggests
> for output files. For example, if you use the feature of saving
> several marked groups to a single output file, Athena suggests that
> the names be "marked.space". That is, if you save marked groups as
> chi(k), the suggested file name is "marked.chi". If you save marked
> groups as the real part of chi(R), the suggested file name is
> It is possible to configure Explorer such that it does not display
> file extensions (i.e. the bit after the dot). That might make it hard
> to tell different marked group output files apart if the suggested
> names are used.
> Is this a problem for anyone? Should I change the suggested names
> such that the suggestive part is not in the extension? That is, would
> "chi.marked" and "chir_re.marked" be better names?
Actually, as a Window user (booo! hisss!), my first move is to
have all the extensions appearing in Explorer, a basic security
move (e.g., to avoid clicking on a "picture.gif" that actually
corresponds to a "picture.gif.exe", with all undesirable consequences).
I also find it much easier to keep the pre-dot part of the data file
for the sample name, and the post-dot part for the data type (and I'm
eternally grateful to Ifeffit to provide us miscellaneous and yet
distinct extensions; no joke).
Therefore, I suggest NOT to change the current feature.
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