Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 13:16 UTC
Mac OS X How this passed through Apple's Mountain Lion testing is beyond me. "If one edits a document, then chooses Save As, then BOTH the edited original document and the copy are saved, thus not only saving a new copy, but silently saving the original with the same changes, thus overwriting the original." Just goes to show: do not mess with my ability to save my stuff. There is no one-size-fits-all for this kind of delicate stuff.
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RE[8]: file versioning
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 09:18 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: file versioning"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

I've not used VMS for years (since 1996/97), but as I remember it your first document was "mytext.txt;1" right off the bat. You could also use the "purge" command to delete all of the revisions, or "purge myfile.txt" to remove all the revisions leaving just the latest (very handy when you have a low disk quota.) It was pretty cool. Pity the VMS shell was so weird and un-Unix/DOS like. I'd love to see some of the features it had in a current OS.

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RE[9]: file versioning
by dnebdal on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:40 in reply to "RE[8]: file versioning"
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2008-08-27

I've not used VMS for years (since 1996/97), but as I remember it your first document was "mytext.txt;1" right off the bat. You could also use the "purge" command to delete all of the revisions, or "purge myfile.txt" to remove all the revisions leaving just the latest (very handy when you have a low disk quota.) It was pretty cool. Pity the VMS shell was so weird and un-Unix/DOS like. I'd love to see some of the features it had in a current OS.


Right - I've only barely played with OpenVMS myself (I got my hands on an Alpha PWS 433u long after it was current, and managed to get hold of a hobbyist license of OpenVMS for it). I did mention the purge command, though. ;)

And indeed, the shell was weird. More so for someone like me that is used to unix, I guess.

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