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Re: How not to override existing file

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: How not to override existing file
Date: 31 Aug 2002 14:32:12 -0600
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>>>>> "Sean" == Sean MacLennan <address@hidden> writes:

Sean>   sysconf_DATA = gofish.conf

Sean> This works great at installing the conf file. Now I want to
Sean> change it so it will not overwrite an exiting file. Preferably,
Sean> if the file does not exist, it will be installed. If it does,
Sean> the file will be installed as but leave the old
Sean> file alone.

There's no automatic way to do this.
But you can write an install-local rule and do it by hand.


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