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bug#15169: 24.3.50; overwrite prompt for `write-region'


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#15169: 24.3.50; overwrite prompt for `write-region'
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:44:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> If the file exists and MUSTBENEW is non-nil and not `excl' then a prompt
> says that the file already exists and asks whether you want to
> "overwrite it anyway".  Remove "anyway" from the question.
>
> "Anyway" here means in spite of already existing.  But overwriting
> implies that it already exists - you cannot overwrite a file the does
> not exist.

I see your point, but I think the "anyway" is useful in clarifying what
we're asking.  

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