Saturday, April 08, 2006

Log Diary, Notpad Easter Egg

Many a times we come across functionality not commonly known. These are surprises as less knows. I just got a mail from Marathi.NET yahoo group with this easter egg posted by Abhijit More. I think the source of this information is not known. I tried and it worked and is a great tool for those who use notepad to jot down points.

In Notepad

* Create a blank text file with .LOG as the first line of
the file, followed by the carriage return. [ Enter ](shown as below)
.LOG [Enter]

* Save and close the file ..
* 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
cursor on the next line.
* Type your notes and then save and close the file.

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 simply serves as a virtual diary!!

Microsoft site also documents this functionality for Logging through Notepad.


Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for visiting the blog and reading my blog post. Please post your opinion / suggestion for me here.