HFS: Comment files

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Comments are normally entered by clicking on Comment. This ensures they are then stored in VFS files.

But sometimes this method is not enough: you can't, for example, right-click on files inside real folders. You may also want to keep your comments in external files for other reasons. In these cases you can create special files to contain the comments. These files are not listed, but are used by HFS as comments (for related files/folders/elements).

There are two kinds of comment files:

Single-comment files[edit]

For every file listed, HFS checks for the existence of a single-comment file. This is a per-file method. If you want to use this method on three files, you need to create three single-comment files.

Let's say you have to comment the file 'test.zip. To do this:

  • Create a new text file.
  • Put the comment in it.
  • Save the file as test.zip.comment.

The single-comment file must reside in the same folder as the commented file.

Single comment files can be disabled with the option Menu →Virtual File System →Load single comment files. It is enabled by default. If you disable it, then any .comment file is listed. (ie. it is treated as a normal file).

Multi-comment files[edit]

This method only works on real folders.

In the folder relative to your real folder, create a file named hfs.comments.txt. Edit it, and for every comment you want to set, make a line like this test.zip=here goes my comment

Three comments, three lines, it's easy.

Don't leave empty spaces before the equals sign (=).

HFS can read comments from 4DOS style descript.ion files also.