On 03/02/2021 03:36, Karza wrote:
On 2.2.2021 20.12, Ken WB8UFC wrote:
re-starting each instance whenever I am moving to a band the
other instance has worked, is there a better/faster way to keep
the colors working properly?
if you are running on Linux or MacOS you can use a symbolic link
to use same wsjtx_log.adi for both instances. ( Perhaps even
M$-sh*t can do that... )
73's de Kari, oh2gqc
Hi Kari, and Ken,
yes, although not officially supported, you can merge your
multiple WSJT-X ADIF log files into one and then make hard links
to the one file in each but the first of your WSJT-X instance log
file directories. On MS Windows the command to make a hard link (a
directory entry that points to a file in another directory, as if
he file were in two or more places) use the MKLINK /H command.
Note that using a symbolic link or hard link has two potential
- If two instances attempt to write a new log record at exactly
the same time, then there is a very small chance one of them may
fail with an error.
- QSOs logged in one instance will not be reflected in the
worked before tables of the other instances until they are
re-started, or until the "Settings->Reporting->Rescan ADIF
log" button is pressed. This is because the log file is only
scanned once at startup to build in-memory high performance
indexes, it would not be practical to read the whole ADIF log
file for every decode.
Despite these limitations using the arrangement should work
reasonably well. Ensure you have a backup of each of your WSJT-X
ADIF log files before undertaking the merge and link procedure