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."
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