A permanent documentation file was the Cardassian equivalent of a captain's log. The main difference was that a captain's log could be erased if the officer so chose, whereas a permanent documentation file was rather permanent. Dukat kept such a file aboard Terok Nor. (DS9: "A Time to Stand")
- "Permanent Documentation File, Dukat, S.G. Each day brings reports of new victories. The war continues to go well. The enemy is retreating on almost all fronts. It's only a matter of time before the Federation collapses and Earth becomes another conquered planet under Dominion rule. All in all, it's a good time for Cardassia...and the Dominion."
|Ship and station logs|
|Types: Ship's log • Shuttlecraft log • Station log/Permanent documentation file • Record of battle • Field notes • Mission record • Military log|
|Stations: Deep Space 9 • Relay Station 47|
|Ships: Ares IV • USS Ariel • Delta Flyer • USS Defiant (NCC-1764) • USS Defiant (NX-74205) • Enterprise NX-01 • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) • USS Raven • USS Reliant • IKS Rotarran • Shenandoah • Kira's interceptor|
|Mirror universe: USS Defiant (NCC-1764) • ISS Enterprise NX-01||Alternate timeline: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|