linux kernel 2.6, Slackware 12.0 (GNU).
Sometimes, when I load a file (text file) with vim, I am notified by vim the following way.
Swap file ".text_file_1.swp" already exists!
[O]pen Read-Only, (E)dit anyway, (R)ecover, (D)elete it, (Q)uit, (A)bort:
As I must still get familiarized with vim and its monstrous manual (man pages), at that point what I do is to try to exit vim leaving things untouched and, then, use some linux tool (e.g. diff) to investigate what happens with the file in question or what is the most convenitn course of action.
But I have always the terrible doubt: do I press Q or do I press A? It is because of this that I write this post. Regards.
EDIT: I know I can do 'info vim' and, with a bit of luck, find out the information I'm looking for. But my experience with the vim manual tells me it is rather improbable to find it but with a great deal of ingenuity and effort.