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It would be nice to save the lightning data to a file

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It would be nice to save the lightning data to a file

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All data collected by the weather station is saved by CMX on the local computer, except lightning data. The last lightning data is displayed only on the Extra sensors → Lightning screen.

They propose to add to CMX a record of lightning data in a separate file containing 3 columns:
1 - Number od strikes (1 2 3 4 ..)
2 - Date and Time of strikes e.g 05.05.22 17:15:36
3 - Distance of last strike .

A new file e.g. Ligth202205.txt would be created every month.
I hope Mark C will consider this suggestion
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Re: It would be nice to save the lightning data to a file

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wicher wrote: Thu 05 May 2022 8:37 pm All data collected by the weather station is saved by CMX on the local computer, except lightning data. The last lightning data is displayed only on the Extra sensors → Lightning screen.

They propose to add to CMX a record of lightning data in a separate file containing 3 columns:
1 - Number od strikes (1 2 3 4 ..)
2 - Date and Time of strikes e.g 05.05.22 17:15:36
3 - Distance of last strike .

A new file e.g. Ligth202205.txt would be created every month.
I hope Mark C will consider this suggestion
The problem I see there, is that if you don't record a strike for 280 days (as I did) then you'll have a text file full of lines saying the same date, time and distance.
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Re: It would be nice to save the lightning data to a file

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Mapantz wrote: Thu 05 May 2022 9:46 pm
wicher wrote: Thu 05 May 2022 8:37 pm All data collected by the weather station is saved by CMX on the local computer, except lightning data. The last lightning data is displayed only on the Extra sensors → Lightning screen.

They propose to add to CMX a record of lightning data in a separate file containing 3 columns:
1 - Number od strikes (1 2 3 4 ..)
2 - Date and Time of strikes e.g 05.05.22 17:15:36
3 - Distance of last strike .

A new file e.g. Ligth202205.txt would be created every month.
I hope Mark C will consider this suggestion
The problem I see there, is that if you don't record a strike for 280 days (as I did) then you'll have a text file full of lines saying the same date, time and distance.
@wicher: second that, I have requested this before.
@mapantz: no, that is not necessary. If you only log recorded strikes, distance and number of, when you read, you can fill in the empty ones if you need them. Not recorded means empty. Saves a lot of space indeed.
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Re: It would be nice to save the lightning data to a file

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Unlikely to happen in the near future, but you can always create your own log file using bash.

Just create a web tag file file with the data you want in it, then set the interval program in CMX to do something like....

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cat webtagfile >> lightning.log
You could even get more creative and put the monthly file name in another web tag file and use that as the destination, something like...

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while IFS= read -r file; do
  cat datawebtagfile >> "$file"
done < "filenamewebtagfile"
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Re: It would be nice to save the lightning data to a file

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mcrossley wrote: Fri 06 May 2022 8:02 am Unlikely to happen in the near future, but you can always create your own log file using bash.
I'm a mathematician and I deal with the processing of meteorological data. I do not send data to any website. I need local data.
If you do not have time now, maybe in the future an idea about it:
If (new lightning data appears - > save it to a file)
mcrossley wrote: Fri 06 May 2022 8:02 am Just create a web tag file file with the data you want in it, then set the interval program in CMX to do something like....
....
You could even get more creative and put the monthly file name in another web tag file and use that as the destination, something like...
......
My guess is you are suggesting some modifications to the source program. Unfortunately, my knowledge in this field is small.
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Re: It would be nice to save the lightning data to a file

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wicher wrote: Fri 06 May 2022 9:19 pm My guess is you are suggesting some modifications to the source program.
No, this is standard stuff you can do with CMX as it is. When I have time I can flesh it out a bit more for you, though I think Hans should be able to make sense of it?

It will create a log file with lots of entries the same though - like the other log files.
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Re: It would be nice to save the lightning data to a file

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mcrossley wrote: Fri 06 May 2022 10:11 pm ...though I think Hans should be able to make sense of it?
Actually I was kind of puzzled to what you meant by it, but as I am currently occupied with some personal matters and will be away soon for some three weeks, there is not much to be expected from me on the short term. Sorry. May look at it again when I am back.
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