Re: Fw: [Bug 136055] Changed - When paste a folder with another same name folder, files in original folder will be deleted

On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 05:42 -0600, Gregory Merchan wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 05:35:52AM -0600, Gregory Merchan wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 11:51:42AM +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 09:06, 任延强 wrote:
> > > > This bug had been reported many times and still in nautilus 2.4.x and
> > > > 2.5.x. Doesn't anyone think it is a critical problem? 
> > > 
> > > Its not obvious that this is a bug, but rather a question of different
> > > behaviours and what you're used to. Both MacOS and Unix has always had
> > > the behaviour that nautilus currently has (try doing the same operation
> > > you did in the shell). Of course, it does give problems for people who
> > > are used to the way windows does this. Unfortunately a misunderstanding
> > > about this behaviour can cause loss of data, so its a bit dangerous.
> > > 
> > > Maybe we should switch to the window behaviour?
> > 
> > You might offer renaming as the default action.
> > 
> > Neither MacOS/Unix nor Windows behavior would make sense if you were
> > doing the same thing with physical folders.
> Of course, renaming would not make sense with physical folders either, but
> it's closer to how you might think of the situation. You'd have the folder
> named "Foo" here, and the other folder named "Foo" there. Then you might
> call them "This Foo" and "That Foo", or "Foo" and "the other Foo" to rename
> just one.
> Cheers,
> Greg

But if the two Foo folders represented the same semantic entity, ie
"Pictures of my Uncle Ted" one would be very inclined to dump the
contents of one of the folders into the other, and toss the useless
folder out -- in effect merging the two.

What I would like to see in the case of moving Folder B to folder A
which contains its own folder B is: instead of "Would you like to
replace it?", something along the lines of "Folder A already has a
folder called B. Would you like to merge the two folders, or rename the
incoming folder?" with [Merge], [Rename] buttons. In the case where
there are files ./B/X and ./A/B/X I think there should be an auto-rename
to ./A/B/X and ./A/B/X-1



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