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Old 28 March 2019, 22:28   #1
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Filenote?

Years (and Years) ago, I ran a BBS and came up with an idea to use AMOS & DOS to write filenotes to the files, and then read them back dynamically for output to the BBS via a door program (Kewldoors).

All that aside, I would now like to do something similar

BUT

How the heck do I read the filenotes back from the files?

The C:filenote command only seems to write a filenote

What am I missing??

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Old 29 March 2019, 00:01   #2
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list

Code:
4.Ram Disk:T> filenote test "Testing file note"
4.Ram Disk:T> list
test                                 5 ----rw-d Idag      23:53:53
: Testing file note
1 file - 2 blocks used
4.Ram Disk:T>
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Old 29 March 2019, 23:46   #3
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Code:
4.Ram Disk:T> filenote test "Testing file note"
4.Ram Disk:T> list
test                                 5 ----rw-d Idag      23:53:53
: Testing file note
1 file - 2 blocks used
4.Ram Disk:T>
Thank you
I vaguely remember now, I used something like

List >RAM:files.asc lformat %S:%C

which formatted the filename then the filenote delimited by a colon.

I then scanned the asc file to extract the info I needed.

Thanks for your help, much appreciated

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Old 31 March 2019, 05:44   #4
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I never knew filenotes even existed. Cool!
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Old 31 March 2019, 13:49   #5
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Cool!
Sort of! They make a right mess of the listing you get when you do a "list" from the command line, though I'm sure there's an option to suppress them.
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Old 31 March 2019, 15:28   #6
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I never knew filenotes even existed. Cool!
Weird that you haven't noticed them with the list command or in DOpus etc

But yes, they're very useful, and especially with networking programs, because about all of them save the source URL of downloaded files as a file comment. Browsers save the URL, IRC clients save the user who sent a file with DCC, programs mark there if a download wasn't complete, etc. I've had to check so many times where I have got some files...
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Weird that you haven't noticed them with the list command or in DOpus etc
Well, I very rarely do a "list", and I hate DOpus. All my file management (even on modern computers) is done in a CLI.

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But yes, they're very useful, and especially with networking programs, because about all of them save the source URL of downloaded files as a file comment. Browsers save the URL, IRC clients save the user who sent a file with DCC, programs mark there if a download wasn't complete, etc.
Sounds pretty useful. Wish I'd known about it!
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Well, I very rarely do a "list", and I hate DOpus. All my file management (even on modern computers) is done in a CLI.
Oxymoron - you cannot claim to work using CLI on amiga and then not use list
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Oxymoron - you cannot claim to work using CLI on amiga and then not use list
Dir is sufficient 99.9% of the time.
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