Lightroom CC: Option to overwrite JPG files on export if a file with the same name exists

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Please add an Option to overwrite JPG files with the same names.
Current behaviour creates a dublicate file with suffix "_2".

Later it is impossible to search for dublicates on import when importing into other applications.
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Armen

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Pierre Yves Bely

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I fully support this request.  I work exclusively in jpeg, and wish to keep my photo collection storage to a minimum by overwriting the original when I am satisfied with the adjustments I have made.

(I have a complete backup of my originals should I ever need to go back to one - which is very rare).

I would suggest flashing a Warning such as  "You are about to overwrite the original -- Is this what you want to do (Y/N) ?" and allow the overwriting...

Currently, I am using a workaround which is to "edit in" (e.g. Photoshop), select "edit original", edit the way I want, then save -- This will overwrite the original in LR.  But I wish I could do that directly from the Develop Module.