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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 957] New - There should be an option to *never* overwrite/replace files in varous tasks
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2001 11:36:40 GMT
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=957

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+ +============================================================================+
+ | There should be an option to *never* overwrite/replace files in varous tas |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |        Bug #: 957                         Product: Ant                     |
+ |       Status: NEW                         Version: 1.3                     |
+ |   Resolution:                            Platform: All                     |
+ |     Severity: Enhancement              OS/Version: All                     |
+ |     Priority: Low                       Component: Core tasks              |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |  Assigned To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org                                   |
+ |  Reported By: liyanage@access.ch                                           |
+ |      CC list: Cc:                                                          |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |          URL:                                                              |
+ +============================================================================+
+ |                              DESCRIPTION                                   |
+ There should be an option to *never* clobber existing files in operations
+ like copy or move, even if the source files are newer. This would be very
+ useful in install targets to protect config files which the user usually
+ edits by hand.
+ Going by the modification date is not good enough, because the sample
+ config files or templates might be newer, but that's no reason to replace
+ the customized files already present.
+ 
+ A possibility would be a new value for the overwrite attribute (like "never") or a new 
+ attribute.

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