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Re: tar-copy overwrites silently

From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: tar-copy overwrites silently
Date: 09 Apr 2001 14:52:47 +0200
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"Robert Marshall" <address@hidden> writes:

> If you open a tar archive in tar-mode, it looks rather like dired mode
> Where it differs (amongst other things) is that if you tar-copy (bound
> to C as in dired-mode) it doesn't check before extraction that the
> file already exists and it doesn't then warn you!
> I realise that tar doesn't have this behaviour but if you're using tar
> mode and tar-copy because you realise there are possible overwriting
> problems and you make a mistake.... :-(
> Suggest that there should be some handling of this along the lines of 
> dired-backup-overwrite

Thanks, Robert.  I'll queue that for after 21.1.

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