[ILUG] Weird vim behaviour
bobb at redbrick.dcu.ie
Fri Aug 13 10:32:15 IST 2004
Ruairi Newman hath declared on Friday the 13 day of August 2004 :-:
> > Thanks, guys, that's it. On Solaris, vi creates temp files under /var/tmp.
> You probably know this already, but for those who don't, it's possible
> to change the location of the directory used by vim for these backup
The location of the temp swapfiles is actually controlled by the
``directory'' setting, I generally have:
put it in ~/tmp or if not, put it in the same directory as the file.
> Just add 'set backupdir=<directory name>' to your .vimrc (making sure
> you have write access to the directory you specify!).
Just to clarify for others, a backup is a copy of the last version
of the file, handy for accidents :) Although you should be using
rcs or summat anyhoo...
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