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Subject: Re: New PSN event file format.
From: Larry Cochrane cochrane@..............
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 22:04:49 -0700

Hi Angel,

Thanks for the suggestion. I can add a long file name option in the Save
Dialog box that would rename the file to a longer name.


At 08:27 AM 6/27/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello Larry,
>Sunday, June 25, 2000, 11:33:35 PM, you wrote:
>LC> Recently I created a web page at
>LC> that documents a new PSN event file format I would like to propose we use
>LC> once software is written to handle the new format. This format would
>LC> replace the existing type 3 format (see
>LC> currently being used by PSN
>LC> stations. The reason for this change is to add new fields needed to
>LC> describe the stations seismometer etc.
>I think the new format looks nice.
>One of my concerns has been the name of the files themselves lead to
>confusion now and then.  It would be nice if Winquake could rename
>files made by SDR so they got away from the 8.3 limitations and
>contained lots more information.  i.e. for a single event file the
>name below gives the date and time to the second. File type which in
>this case is "S" for standard  then the name of the station 5, then
>that it is a single channel then the sensor orientation information
>Then this file name for a volume file, this give the date and time
>station and the fact that this volume file has four events in it.
>These are the files names that are used by Seisan and I'm sure that
>there are others that beat out this one the DOS limited names.
>Best regards,
> angel                            mailto:angel@............
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