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kumarrbt 12-25-2006 10:32 AM

E297: Write error in swap file
 
Hi, I am getting this error when I tried to edit a file "E297: Write error in swap file". Can somebody help me in resolving this issue?

Thanks

bigrigdriver 12-25-2006 12:20 PM

Quote:

*E296* *E297*
Seek error in swap file write
Write error in swap file

This mostly happens when the disk is full. Vim could not write text into the
|swap-file|. It's not directly harmful, but when Vim unexpectedly exits some
text may be lost without recovery being possible. Vim might run out of memory
when this problem persists.
It's time to do some house cleaning to remove old log files, trim down some large log files, clear out browser caches, etc. The partition is full from the sound of it. No room left to write to the hard drive. It isn't a problem with the swap partition unless the swap partition is way too small for the demands of the system.

syg00 12-25-2006 03:58 PM

Quick test looks like the swap is allocated in the directory of the file being editted.
You can choose not to use a swap file - see "man vim".


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