[TYPO3] Preventing the instancing of existing files

Alex Hobbs alexjhobbs at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 09:07:10 CET 2005

Hi everybody,

I find the standard set up of TYPO3 to instance copies of existing files
(eg. image.jpg is copied and renamed image_01.jpg) a real pain as it quickly
eats up server space and makes updates to images or files used across a
website more time consuming.

To remove this annoying feature find class.t3lib_basicfilefunc.php in the
t3lib and typo3/t3lib folders and change the value on line 281
$dontCheckForUnique=0 to $dontCheckForUnique=1.

Why this isn't available as a tsconfig setting is beyond me!

Regards, Alex Hobbs.

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