From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-27 16:32:28
From: "Victor A. Wagner Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]>
> At Tuesday 2005-01-25 14:28, you wrote:
> >What is the rationale for having copy_file fail if the target file
> >This is not how any cp/copy in any shell I know of works, actually
> >quite surprising.
> in windows (and every OS I've been on the writing team) the shell will at
> least _ask_ for permission to overwrite.
*nix cp has a -i option to query you, but the default behavior is
to overwrite quietly. The shells do nothing to change that.
-- Rob Stewart stewart_at_[hidden] Software Engineer http://www.sig.com Susquehanna International Group, LLP using std::disclaimer;
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