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Re: backup files from convert-ly are overriden

From: Federico Bruni
Subject: Re: backup files from convert-ly are overriden
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:03:45 +0200

2013/9/22 Eluze <address@hidden>

> it would nice to have a backup in convert-ly which deserves the name.
> actually convert-ly does backup the file being converted - but always to
> the
> same file (filename.~ly), and so the original gets quickly lost if you
> press
> the convert button twice.
probably most of us never thought about this situation because we use
control version for important files..
but I think that it's a valid point

addes as issue 3572:

> I fancy a simple rule for this: add an increasing number to the backup
> file.
> this way you can check if a file already exists, if yes-> increase the
> number, if no -> backup using this last number.
> running convert-ly more than once on the same file would then result in
> myFile.~ly.1
> myFile.~ly.2
> myFile.~ly.3
in Linux it's myFile.ly~ (where the trailing ~ makes it invisible to the
file manager)
so a better name would be myFile-1.ly~ myFile-2.ly~ etc.

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