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Re: revert -keep?

From: Karl Palsson <kpalsson_at_cisco.com>
Date: 2003-08-10 00:31:35 CEST

> I don't follow your train of thought.
> The maxim "don't lose any user data" is indeed one we live by, but we
> apply the maxim to situations where the data might be lost *without*
> the user expecting it to happen. For example:
> * when receiving a conflicting update, create all three fulltexts
> * don't allow the deletion of something that's out-of-date
> * don't ever overwrite an unversioned file
> But is this situation, you're objecting to the safety of a command
> who's *purpose* in life is to toss changes! It's like objecting to
> the unix 'rm' command -- "but doctor, it might delete data!" -- "then
> don't do that."

But rm has -i.

That's all I'm proposing.

Karl P

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