There is the "Overwrite" option. Would this serve your purpose?
On 20 Feb 2015 00:01, "Bodo Eggert" <7egg...@web.de> wrote:

> Dear list,
>
> first I need to grumble about the only-xcf-is-saving-misfeature. I rarely
> have images where I need layers or other data, and even if I do, I'll be
> warned. But I have to "export" it instead, and that leaves me with no way
> to tell weather I'll lose my work by closing an image window - and thus, I
> just had to redo a scan.
>
> I have absolutely no need to keep additional .xcf-files around or a
> possibility to use them. Having a .jpg/png to use and a .xcf for keeping
> the "I have saved"-flag is a burden, and even if I started doing it, I know
> I'd someday forget to export and use an outdated .jpg instead of the
> corrected version.
>
> I'm planning to fix it - by going back to 2.6 if I must. I'd prefer to
> have a patch for 2.8 or a patched version that can safe .jpg files,
> therefore I'd like to know weather somebody has done this.
>
> Sorry for being in a bad mood.
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