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Re: [Nmh-workers] mhstore overwriting files

From: rader
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] mhstore overwriting files
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:18:24 -0500

 > >  > "-clobber auto" please!?
 > >  > incremented file names
 > >  > like Firefox download does
 > >  > "fu.gif" -> fu.gif fu(1).gif etc
 > > 
 > > oh, nice.  that would be much better than the wget behavior:
 > >     fu.tar
 > >     fu.tar.1
 > >     fu.tar.2
 > But can Firefox only do that because it's coming up with the `.gif'
 > suffix in the first place as opposed to being presented with a foo.gif
 > and having to recognise where it insert the increment?  Not all files
 > have suffixes but some contain dots so it isn't just `before the final
 > dot'.

a suffix is a suffix--at the end.
a suffix in the middle--that's not a suffix, that's wrong.

anyway, using what's after the final dot is useful for shell file name
completion and applications (e.g. Firefox is confused about cert.pem.1 but
not cert(1).pem.) most of time, and that's better than never useful?


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