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MailBITS/20-Apr-92

Happy Birthday! This issue marks TidBITS's second anniversary. As you can see, we've put out 120 issues, averaging 60 per year or slightly more than one per week. We feel that TidBITS is getting better all the time, to quote the Beatles, and we couldn't do it without you and the massive levels of enthusiasm we receive. Some of our TidBITS highlights of the last year include moving to Seattle and discovering a large and enthusiastic computer community, gaining access to the great people and resources on ZiffNet/Mac, and especially the creation of our TIDBITS LISTSERV at Rice University thanks to Mark Williamson. Thank you all, and here's hoping for continued success for us all. Cheers!

Trash Trick -- Dave Anderson writes with another method of tricking Nisus or similar applications into using the trash as a storage place for secondary backup files. This should work better for people who can't boot under System 6 and don't want to mess with ResEdit, although it does require keeping an alias of the trash around.

Regarding the review of TrashMan in TidBITS-119, I modified your method of saving secondary backup files in the trash.

Create a new folder on the desktop and rename it "Trash alias". In the secondary backup Saving Preferences, select the "Trash alias" folder. Switching back to the Finder, throw the "Trash alias" folder out and then create an alias of the trash, which should be automatically called "Trash alias". Now create and save a file in Nisus, and check to make sure the secondary backup is safely stored in the trash.

By the way, I am an unregistered user... and am sending in my registration today. I agree that TrashMan is an excellent extension to System 7.

Information from:
David Anderson -- MathDave@CWU.bitnet