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These three tags all refer to the same concept, with the slight exception of .

While we would usually merge the two smaller tags into the bigger tag, I feel that and should be merged into in order to relieve any confusion for new users.

The tag gives off the impression that it is for languages that actually have a FileNotFoundException. This may confuse users and may have been the reason for the creation of the and tags.

Ergo, we should merge and into and also transfer the wiki from to . Make sure that if the wiki is transferred that we remove all references to exceptions.

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Ok, questions like this show up far too often around here...there must a way to make it easier for the community to handle this on their own. –  John Jun 6 '12 at 0:03
Ahhhh, so many boxes! O.O –  animuson Jun 6 '12 at 0:04
@animuson I know right? –  Bryan Dunsmore Jun 6 '12 at 0:05
@minitech Thanks. –  Bryan Dunsmore Jun 6 '12 at 0:20
file-not-found? Come on, it needs to be [FILE_NOT_FOUND] ;) –  U2744 SNOWFLAKE Jun 6 '12 at 0:23
PS, I've killed off filenotfound. –  animuson Jun 6 '12 at 0:27
Cool. Now if we can only merge filenotfoundexception into file-not-found and migrate the wiki. –  Bryan Dunsmore Jun 6 '12 at 0:29
I suggested an edit for file-not-found, based on (very) lightly modified content from filenotfoundexception. It has been approved. So, we're done here; on to the retagging! –  CodeGnome Jun 6 '12 at 14:50

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I think they could all be merged with some light tag wiki editing. I'd suggest:

An error, exit status, or exception that indicates that the file denoted by a specified pathname could not be found.

which would make it clear that "file-not-found" applies to the general case, and not just languages with exception handling.

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