locked Re: Any Faster/Easier Way? #FT8

Bill Somerville

On 03/02/2021 03:36, Karza wrote:

On 2.2.2021 20.12, Ken WB8UFC wrote:
...Other than 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 drawbacks:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 above.


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