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16 Aug 2022 07:07:05 EDT (-0400)
  Re: feature request: disable file overwrite  
From: clipka
Date: 25 Jan 2017 11:05:49
Message: <5888ccdd$1@news.povray.org>
Am 25.01.2017 um 16:52 schrieb Stephen:
> On 1/25/2017 2:12 PM, clipka wrote:
>> Am 25.01.2017 um 12:38 schrieb Stephen:
> 
>>>> accidental overwriting of existing output files.
>>>
>>> Would that work when using subsets of frames?
>>>
>>> And thinking out loud:
>>> What is the first frame?
>>> Is it Frame_0, Frame_1 or the first frame actually rendered in the
>>> directory with the same base name?
>>
>> "first frame" would typically be the one specified via
>> `Subset_Start_Frame`/`+SFn` if present, or `Initial_Frame`/`+KFIn`
>> otherwise. ("Typically" because POV-Ray does not always honor these
>> settings as specified; "first frame" would be the first frame actually
>> rendered in any animation sequence.)
>>
>>> Would you have a flag to switch it on and off for when we wanted to
>>> overwrite files?
>>
>> Kind of. You'd have to activate this feature by inserting special
>> strings in the output file name; e.g.
>> `Output_File_Name=Foo{YYYY}{MM}{DD}.png`
>>
> 
> I have more questions but I will wait until it is implemented if it is.

I suggest you better not hold your breath.


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