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Re: [Nmh-workers] mhstore overwriting files

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] mhstore overwriting files
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:35:08 -0700

David Levine <address@hidden> writes:
>Norm wrote:
>> I wonder if mhstore could have an option to not overwrite any files?
>> If the option were given, then trying to do so would be an error.
>Ralph submitted a enhancement request for this almost
>8 years ago:
>We haven't gotten to it yet :-)
>And he suggesting adding a suffix, like wget(1), instead of
>failing.  wget disables that with --no-clobber.  Maybe the
>mhstore option should allow selection of the desired

Assuming that the simpler it is the more likely it is got done before I die, (I
was born in 1932 :-)), I vote against the suffix, but just not overwriting.

Also, I would not require surveying before writing any files. That is, files
which would not be overwritten would be written, with a "continuing" error
message for files which were not written. Yes, surveying first would be better,
bet getting it done, is more important than perfection.

    Norman Shapiro

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