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Re: FILE DATES/NB 4.x (fwd)



Already a correction to my reporting of NB4.x experience on the NB list:
the FD default setting corrects the date display glitch.

	Dorothy


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 11:39:26 -0600 (CST)
From: "M.W. Poirier" 
Reply-To: notabene@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: Multiple recipients of list NOTABENE 
Subject: Re: FILE DATES/NB 4.2


>> When I checked the date from the DOS prompt line this morning (with the
>> command "date"), it reported correctly:
>> Current date is Sat 01-01-2000.
>> However, a file saved from NB4.2 for DOS shows up with the year 100, as
>> in this display run from within NB.
>> .                   JAN-01-100  10:23a
>> .                   JAN-01-100  10:23a
>> PCMDEC31  99         2368    JAN-01-100  10:24a

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>   This is strange.  I don't have any problems getting the correct date
>   with NB 4.5a (DOS).  What you have to do is change the line 
>
>                          FD=MMM-DD-YY
>   to
>                          FD=MMM-DD-YYYY
>
>   in the file NBCUSTOM.SET.  If you make that change, I don't think 
>   there will be a problem, and NB 4.5a (DOS) will be Y2K compliant.  
>
>   Illustration:
>
>            C:\NB4\WORK\THINGS.NB4  01/01/2000 12:27 PM
>
>   Please, confirm that it works someone, because I changed that line
>   months ago, and I think it was in NBCUSTOM.SET that I made the
>   change.  
>
>   As regards XPL utilities, here too I made a few changes to programme
>   lines, and everything worked out.  For instance, I use J.-P.'s
>   LOGF programme, and I'm getting the correct date.
>
>   One has to be a little brave in these matters.  But before being brave,
>   make a copy of the utility that your planning to edit.  Do the same 
>   for NBCUSTOM.SET.
>
>   Regards,
>
>   M.W. Poirier