From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Jun 15 2009 - 11:29:10 CDT

On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 08:25 -0700, Rob wrote:
> Hi,


> Well, that's what it does and it would be neat if an extra pop-up would
> ask the user whether or not go ahead with overwriting the existing file
> (in much the same way as most other software handles such a case).

just to clarify. you mean the GUI dialog, not the script
interface, right?

even though i am personally rather irritated with these
additional popups, i think that your suggestion is valid
and the better choice in GUI mode. in script mode the code
has to overwrite without asking.

we'll have to look into this, it may take some extra effort
to do this consistently and across multiple platforms, as VMD
allows to use two different file browsers (FLTK, and Tk).

thanks for your input,

> Rob.

Axel Kohlmeyer
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