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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-28 01:50:34

At Thursday 2005-01-27 14:32, you wrote:
>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
> > >exists?
> > >
> > >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.

I wasn't on the team that wrote any flavor of *nix

>Rob Stewart stewart_at_[hidden]
>Software Engineer
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