HELP nit

May 20, 2008
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Help topic "copy.htm", last edited 2008-10-21 (V10) and 6/10/2008 (V9),
describing /Y option has CopyPromptonOverwrite link to wrong topic.

I believe the discussion should indicate that the option allows overwriting
existing files without prompting for permission.
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Steve
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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> Help topic "copy.htm", last edited 2008-10-21 (V10) and 6/10/2008 (V9),
> describing /Y option has CopyPromptonOverwrite link to wrong topic.

I will not be updating v9 help (ever again). V10 help may or may not get an
update (but only if there are several additional & more serious problems).


> I believe the discussion should indicate that the option allows
> overwriting existing files without prompting for permission.

It's an obsolete COMMAND.COM syntax and I definitely do *not* want to
encourage its use. (Among other things, it causes different behavior in
batch files and at the command line.)

And that's not what it does -- it's the opposite (it always forces a prompt
on an overwrite). That's covered in the Startup dialog page where the other
links to CopyPromptOnOverwrite point.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
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