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Easter Egg: Create a Log File with Notepad

You can use Microsoft Notepad to create a log-type file that adds the current date and time each time the Notepad file is opened.

Here's how to create a log file in Notepad [works in Windows Visa and XP]

1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Notepad.

2. Type .LOG on the first line, and then press ENTER to move to the next line.

3. On the File menu, click Save As, type a descriptive name for your file in the File name box, and then click OK.

When you next open the file, note that the date and time have been appended to the end of the log, immediately preceding the place where new text can be added. You can use this functionality to automatically add the current date and time to each log entry.

Other Notepad tricks & resources:

• Open Notepad from IE by typing any web address.

• Why you have two notepad.exe files in Windows Install Directory ?

Netpadd - better than Notepad

Use Notepad as a Web Browser

Source: How to Use Notepad to Create a Log File

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