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Features of LOG and Time/Date Command in Notepad

This article was previously published under Q81067
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If you type .LOG in capital letters as the first line in a Notepadfile, Notepad should automatically add the current time and date tothe end of the file every time you open it. However, only the dateappears under Microsoft Windows version 3.0.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows version 3.0. Thisproblem was corrected and does not occur in later versions of Windows.
There is a known problem with the Time/Date feature in Notepad. If youuse the Time/Date command in Notepad for Microsoft Windows version3.0, only the date appears. Also, if you use .LOG function in Notepad, onlythe date appears.

This problem does not occur in later versions of Windows.
3.0 3.0a

Article ID: 81067 - Last Review: 07/19/2005 21:19:01 - Revision: 2.2

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