Attching Binary Files to a System Canvas Mingus

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Attching Binary Files to a System Canvas Mingus

Postby anthony » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:59 pm

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for a System Administrator to describe the software, such as hardware drivers, that correspond with hardware components, it may be helpful to attach a binary file to a Hardware Driver Mingus' Note. This provides easy access to the driver software in the future for system expansion or re-installation, for example, and to document that a specific driver is needed in a certain operating context.

Since the Attach file sub menu provides Open and Remove file management options, we do not want to trigger the execution of a binary when we need to reference a file via the Open menu option in the future.

The best way to attach a binary file to provide easy access to it while also preventing it from being executed is to include it in an archive file such as a ZIP file (or RAR, TAR, GZIP, or other popular archive type). It is also a best practice recommendation to leave a hypertext URL in your note to describe when and where you found the file as well.

So, the next time we need that random hardware driver that we found buried in a vendor's support website, we now know where and how to find it.

Hope this helps,

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