I think someone would like to use datetime as title suffix, so that when the notes are exported:
they would be less likely to conflict on file names.
they can be sorted by the the timestamp in file names.
But available time format 20:30 is not suitable as part of the file name. So perhaps a new time format “20.30.15” is better.
Something like “2017-01-30_20.30.15” is even better, with the help of an optional delimiter between date and time.
This also means: the exported filename should allow a max length of 255 characters on both Windows and Linux.
Please conform to ISO 8601…
ISO 8601 Data elements and interchange formats – Information interchange – Representation of dates and times is an international standard covering the exchange of date and time related data. It was issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was first published in 1988. The purpose of this standard is to provide an unambiguous and well-defined method of representing dates and times, so as to avoid misinterpretation of numeric representations of dates and times, particul...
Date and time
expressed according to ISO 8601:
Combined date and time in
Date can be
either YYYY-MM-DD or YYYYMMDD
There is more info on the wiki.
Yet one problem: Users don’t necessarily use the datetime for standard usages, but also for various personalized situations, though that’s not related to the purpose of this request.
In sitations like this, I always use
20181023T124730 since it contains no characters that could be confusing operating systems. Note that I left out the Z timezone since I usually use local time only, but that is personal.
After a few more thoughts, I think this kind of request on options could be more easily
solved by a conf file. Users could define their own formats as they will as long as the item values are acceptable and don’t trigger bugs. Could save a lot of developing time.
Sounds like bikeshedding to me. ISO didn’t make the 8601 standard for no reason.
When having this kind of discussion, I always refer to XKCD -
1179: ISO 8601 - explain xkcd
(to find it just google for "xkcd date" - the first hit is xkcd: ISO 8601 )