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Re^3: A DWIM too far?

by ysth (Canon)
on Jun 23, 2004 at 07:49 UTC ( #368965=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: A DWIM too far?
in thread A DWIM too far?

That may not work for directories.

But I think that idiom justifies Unix's choice of rename behavior. If rename failed when a new file already exists, there isn't good way to code a rename-that-overwrites.

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