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Generating generations of files

> On 2019-04-30, Cameron Simpson <cs at cskk.id.au> wrote:
>>I'm pretty sure the VMS built in file versioning
>>went on the scheme MRAB described: rewriting version.rpt caused the old 
>>version to become "version.rpt;n" where n counted up from 1.

The version numbers certainly counted upwards. But I'm fairly sure
a version number was assigned as soon as you created a file, and
if you referred to just "version.rpt" it would default to the
latest version. Also I think a directory listing would only show
the latest version of each file unless you told it otherwise.