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diff --git a/src/filesys.cpp b/src/filesys.cpp
index 4cefdb8..5388c9d 100644
--- a/src/filesys.cpp
+++ b/src/filesys.cpp
@@ -693,13 +693,22 @@ bool safeWriteToFile(const std::string &path, const std::string &content)
if ( {
+ // Remove the temporary file because writing it failed and it's useless.
return false;
- // Copy file
+ // Move the finished temporary file over the real file
+#ifdef _WIN32
+ // On POSIX compliant systems rename() is specified to be able to swap the
+ // file in place of the destination file, making this a truly error-proof
+ // transaction.
+ // However, on Windows, the target file has to be removed first.
if(rename(tmp_file.c_str(), path.c_str())) {
+ // Remove the temporary file because moving it over the target file
+ // failed.
return false;
} else {
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