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Old 08-01-2003, 10:25 AM   #1
bender_pondie
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Post VIM help


I installed vim on my work computer so I could actually have a good editor to work with. Whenever I make changes and save a file VIM creates a backup.

For Example:
If I make changes to and save "example.html" VIM will create a "example.html~" file in the document root.

I spent several hours doing some RTFM but I just don't have the time to read every bit of documentation that has ever been written about VIM. Like I said, I don't have this problem with the VIM I run from ETRM at home. Is this just a windows VIM thing? Any help will be rewarded with 40 virgins and a place at the right had of Jebus.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 10:48 AM   #2
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Do you want it to not create a backup or what? I suggest you check out the "nobackup" page (for either case), by doing :h nobackup in vim.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:28 AM   #3
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Post more backup issues

First of all, thank you for the advice. I am trying to get VIM to STOP making backups of all my files. My directories are getting packed with backup files that are not causing a space issue but are causing a file-management headache. I looked through the help files that you suggested and found the solution. If I do a :set nobackup from within VIM a backup is not made. However I tried to set this as a global settings by adding the line to my _vimrc file. This is how my file looks now.

set nocompatible
set shiftwidth=4
set tabstop=4
set wrap!
set nobackup
source $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim
source $VIMRUNTIME/mswin.vim
behave mswin
set diffexpr=MyDiff()
function MyDiff()
let opt = ''
if &diffopt =~ 'icase' | let opt = opt . '-i ' | endif
if &diffopt =~ 'iwhite' | let opt = opt . '-b ' | endif
silent execute '!C:\Vim\vim61\diff -a ' . opt . v:fname_in . ' ' . v:fname_new . ' > ' . v:fname_out
endfunction

It should do the same thing to have that set value in this file but it does not. With that value in there I am still getting backup files every time I save a file. Any other ideas???
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:58 AM   #4
bender_pondie
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Post I found the fix

I figured it out but I thought I would post the results. The _vimrc file was using other config files in the fom of...

source $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim

The vimrc_example.vim file had a line value for...

"set backup"

...which was turning the backup feature back on, even after I disabled it in the _vimrv file. So if anybody else has a problem make sure you check the other files that your _vimrc is sourced to. Thanks again for the help! Happy Hacking!
 
  


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