On 10/27/2002 1:08:17 PM, Ted Green wrote:
>I am just going to follow this
>discussion for a while. I can
>see the benefits of multiple
>backup files. Perhaps I can
>implement one of the
>strategies discussed here in a
>future version of VEDIT.
Maybe you could have some limited number of backup files. For example, if user would choose to have 3 backup files for each file, then the last 3 backups would be kept, and the oldest would be removed.
BTW, in the eighties, I used VMS operating system for a while. VMS had unlimited number of backups. Every time you modified a file, a new version was created. The old versions were then deleted after certain period of time (which could be configured).
The filenames had a number added at the end. If you entered the filename without the number, the latest version was automatically used, but you could open any version by entering the filename with the number.