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Old 02-26-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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vim slow writing process


each time I use ":w" in vim to save a file, I always need to wait for a few seconds, especially the first time I run ":w", this is boring, I wonder if there's a way to speed up writing process in Vim? Thanks!
 
Old 02-27-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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each time I use ":w" in vim to save a file, I always need to wait for a few seconds, especially the first time I run ":w", this is boring, I wonder if there's a way to speed up writing process in Vim? Thanks!
No, and write/save times depend on how big the file is, and what's going on, on the disk you're writing to.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 11:26 PM   #3
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In fact, even a file containing only one character takes a few seconds to save, so I wonder if there is a method like synchronizing the writing process so that I don't need to wait until the process completes.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:11 AM   #4
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finally, I found out the cause of my vim's slow saving, by default, vim will make a backup of the currently editing file every time you invoke ":w", this will slow the save process prominently (at least in my case), so I add the following code to my .vimrc

Code:
 set nobackup
now the save process completes instantly. Great !!!

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Old 08-16-2016, 05:23 AM   #5
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finally, I found out the cause of my vim's slow saving, by default, vim will make a backup of the currently editing file every time you invoke ":w", this will slow the save process prominently (at least in my case), so I add the following code to my .vimrc

Code:
 set nobackup
now the save process completes instantly. Great !!!
Thanks! Made the same up, and it helped!
 
  


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