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Re: [Wget-dev] wget2 | no append .1 after extension please (#404)

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Wget-dev] wget2 | no append .1 after extension please (#404)
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:37:57 +0000

@darnir I am with you, we never should overwrite an existing file by default. 
There is no discussion about it.

I was always a bit irritated about having a .1, .2, ... appended. But I simply 
got used to it over time.

Since extensions also have a meaning to users on *nix, I would also prefer 
filename_1.ext instead of filename.ext.1. Of course that is a matter of favor. 
But we should find a numbering that is consistent over *nix and Windows. So 
filename_1.ext would be my personal choice.

What technical arguments do we have for or against those two options ?

E.g. finding or wildcarding all backups ? `rm filename.ext.*` against `rm 
filename_*.ext` ? The first seems to be more precise, the second would easily 
catch `filename_info.ext` or similar. And the second makes it pretty hard to 
find a wildcard when you have many similar file names in one directory.

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