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29 Feb 2024 23:05:56 EST (-0500)
  Re: feature request: disable file overwrite  
From: Sherry K  Shaw
Date: 27 Jan 2017 03:46:49
Message: <588b08f9$1@news.povray.org>
clipka wrote:
> Hm... this has me thinking: Maybe a smarter way would be to allow
> certain placeholders in the file name, which would be replaced by the
> current date and/or time when the render was started (first frame in
> case of an animation sequence).
> This would entirely avoid the hassle of checking whether a file of the
> same name already exists, and yet provide a convenient way to prevent
> accidental overwriting of existing output files.

Might something like this be implemented as an INI file option?  Perhaps 
to rename the file (including date and time) at the end of the render, 
or possibly to make a backup copy?  The concept strikes me as rather 

Just a couple of insomniac thoughts...

--Sherry Shaw

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