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Old 09-13-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
leftty
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vim always says swap file already exists for a particular file


hello. i have a file called commands to which i'm always adding. lately, every time i use vim to open commands, i get the warning message saying the swap file already exists (as if i had the file open on another terminal). i simply type "e" for "Edit Anyway" and carry on as before.

emacs doesn't give me this message, nor does vi, so i want to blame vim. any thoughts?
 
Old 09-13-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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Something like this? http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Swap_file_...!_-_so_diff_it
http://www.vim.org/htmldoc/recover.html
 
  


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