The date stamps that show when a file was last opened and last modified can be useful indicators for whether a document is 'fresh or dusty.' However, applying this logic wholesale can lead to problems: important master documents can mistakenly be classed as old and therefore not needed. Sorting files by date order can also be a useful way of grouping related items together, unless some items are actually older.
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The creation date is preserved in files, so you can still see which came first. The last modified date is what's normally shown when browsing files, while the last opened date is used by some tools. Live a Version updates both of these.
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Tips are used to help offset the cost of my software prototyping and development tools and are greatly appreciated.
FAQ 1: "How do I use this?"
FAQ 2: "What's with the odd name?"
It's a very bad pun. I apologise! This uses the Unix command-line 'touch' utility, so it makes the files "like a version, touched for the very first time..." Hey, I said I apoogise!
FAQ 3: "Can I edit this?"
First-time launch: Mac users may need to open this app the first time by right-clicking/control-clicking and selecting 'Open'. Windows users may see a one-time warning about allowing unauthorised applications to run. In both cases this only happens once.
Virus warning from Avast anti-virus software? In 2016 and again in 2017 a version of Avast's security software for Windows reported the Win32:Xpaj-gen virus inside the zip archive. This is a known 'false positive' alert, and it has been fixed in the latest Avast updates. To be 100% clear: the virus report by Avast software is a false positive; the zip archive is clean, and updating the Avast virus definitions cures the problem.
This software is free to use, of course, although tips help me pay for my development costs. If you like it please visit the IVRPA Facebook page and show us what you're doing. Bug reports and questions are also welcome – you can find me on Twitter (@thatkeith) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thatkeithmartin)
— Keith Martin