20th January 2008
Tips & Techniques:File Managementusing dates
'year/month/day' formatted dates sort alphanumerically.
'day/month/year' (UK) and 'month/day/year' (USA) standards do not.
Think about it: Under the UK system, the 1st of December sorts in front of the 2nd of January because 1 comes before 2. And in America Jan the 1st 2008 comes before the December the 1st 2007 because 01 comes before 12.
So I name my files YYYYMMDD
Works for session files too.
Versions of the same day get suffixed a, b, c etc
Date are more logical than descriptives like... 'final mix', 'final final mix', 'final final mix THIS ONE', new final mix, 'new new final mix unmastered reverb +EQ' etc etc etc etc.
And if you use the YYYYMMDD format, they'll sort alphanumerically on a computer and you'll be organised.
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