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== Clarify task == I think the task description implicitly suggests that if a local NOTES.TXT file does not currently exist, and NOTES is called ''with'' arguments, then a new NOTES.TXT file should be created with the current time and those arguments. If that is the intention it would be useful to make this explicit in the task description.--[[User:Tikkanz|Tikkanz]] 00:10, 21 May 2010 (UTC) :Your guess is correct. Feel free to correct it if you so desire or else wait till I've got time --[[User:Axtens|Axtens]] 03:32, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
==use of newline== Not all operating system's file structure use an imbedded ''newline''. Some use a metastructure. Are programs (solutions) supposed to insert a bogus character at the end-of-line for those cases? -- [[User:Gerard Schildberger|Gerard Schildberger]] 19:04, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
The same is true of a ''tab'' character. How a tab character is treated can be changed (or nullified) in some operating systems, and also application programs. -- [[User:Gerard Schildberger|Gerard Schildberger]] 19:01, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
This task seems to be ASCII-centric.
- IBM mainframes (CMS & TSO mostly) don't use ''newline'' symbols within a file.
- Tab characters are different in an ASCII system vs. an EBCDIC system.
- CMS systems rarely use periods in the fileIDs (they use ''filename filetype filemode''). -- [[User:Gerard Schildberger|Gerard Schildberger]] 19:04, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Not all file systems support the use of a period (dot) in the filename. CMS for one, the file would be normally be named: '''NOTES TXT''' with an appended ''filemode'' (most often, '''A1''').
Lower case is supported, but it's not recommended for ease-of-use. -- [[User:Gerard Schildberger|Gerard Schildberger]] 19:09, 2 March 2013 (UTC)