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Can you make Proe not create a trail file?

rcrisp
1-Newbie

Can you make Proe not create a trail file?

Proe Users,

Can you make Proe not create a trail file?


Ryan Crisp | Senior Mechanical Engineer

Priority Designs
501 Morrison Rd.
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 337-9979
www.prioritydesigns.com
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mlocascio
4-Participant
(To:rcrisp)

That's an interesting question. I suppose that there is a reason for this
question.



Michael P. Locascio


dgschaefer
21-Topaz II
(To:rcrisp)

I don't think so. Why do you want to?



Doug Schaefer
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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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gkbeer
1-Newbie
(To:rcrisp)

Set the trail file directory to one that does not exist.

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Is there any /dev/null to windows??? 🙂 🙂 🙂
does any UNIX user set the trail file directory to /dev/null ??

(just kidding 🙂 🙂 )


-nk/.
BenLoosli
23-Emerald II
(To:rcrisp)

Doesn't work. The trail file is still written to either the start-in folder or the folder above the non-existent one.

Thank you,

Ben H. Loosli
USEC, INC.

I don't think so.


A quick work-around...


1. Create a folder that the trail files will be directed into.


2. Create a batch file to delete all files from that folder.


@del /S /Q /F "C:\<folder path=">\*.*"


3. Create a scheduled task to run the batch file daily.


This will permanently delete anything placed in that folder at the scheduled time.



In Reply to Ryan Crisp:


Proe Users,

Can you make Proe not create a trail file?


Ryan Crisp | Senior Mechanical Engineer

Priority Designs
501 Morrison Rd.
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 337-9979
www.prioritydesigns.comhttp://www.prioritydesigns.com

We are using Intralink 3.4 so it may be different for you, but I just
modified the Intralink startup batch to delete the trail files and copy
configs etc. That way it deletes the existing trail files before Pro/E
starts.



Nathan Zimmerman

Product Development Coordinator

PTC Systems Administrator

Engineering



1000 Buffalo Road

Lewisburg, PA 17837 USA
gkbeer
1-Newbie
(To:rcrisp)

/dev/nul is a UNIX thing.

In windows its just NUL.

TRY: Trail_file_dir NUL
dgallup
4-Participant
(To:rcrisp)

In a config.pro file set your trail directory to some local directory, I use:


trail_dir $temp


Then in the bat file that starts Pro/E I add these two lines to the bottom of the file:


cd /d %TEMP%


G:\Apps\PTC\proeWildfire4M170\i486_nt\obj\purge.exe


This leaves two trail files, the one you are currently writing and the previous one.


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