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Re: [Nmh-workers] packf: asks user on file creation

From: markus schnalke
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] packf: asks user on file creation
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 20:22:51 +0200
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[2010-10-28 17:36] markus schnalke <address@hidden>
> packf(1) asks the user for confirmation if the
> output file is to be created but appends non-interactively if it
> already exists.
> Why is the behavior such?
> What are the reasons behind the confirmation question on creation? I'd
> rather have the question for appending to an existent file. But best
> would be to be completely non-interactive, which is the Unix way to do
> things, or am I wrong?

I saw just now that the question is only issued if the program runs
interactively (checked by isatty()). But this makes the case only


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