David Bear <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > years ago I used a VAX VMS system that automatically saved file > versions whenever a file name was clobbered.
Among the many clever features of VMS. > I've seen wrapper scripts for vi to accomplish the same but it would > be nice if someone had actually implemented something at the file > system level to do this. Anyone know of anything like that for > FreeBSD? No. Full support of this feature would involve a lot more than just the filesystem, since applications that look at directories directly have to know about about the backup versions in order to use them. Individual applications can do a "poor man's" version of this (e.g., the Gnu 'ls' support for emacs-style backup filenames), but again it's limited by (or to) the applications that know about it. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"