[ILUG] Weird vim behaviour
bobb at redbrick.dcu.ie
Fri Aug 13 13:28:46 IST 2004
Gareth Eason hath declared on Friday the 13 day of August 2004 :-:
> Erm... the main purpose of the 'backup' file in (g)vi(m) (which is
> actually not a backup file at all but a sync'ed to disk working copy) is
> that if a connection is lost to a remote server before you've saved your
> changes, they're not lost. Just log in again, recover the 'backup' file
> - write out your changes and hopefully some/all of them will be there.
> It's saved me hours of time over flaky modem connections - especially of
> the GSM modem on a train stylee.
You are thinking of the swapfile, or perhaps writebackup (which doesn't
seem to work for me...)
I'm talking about backup, as in the config option.
With it turned on when you finish editing ``file.txt'', a copy
of the prefious version of the file will be kept, permanently in
``backupdir'' as ``file.txt~'' by default...
Mr. Rogers could explain shoe-tying and make it seem like the coolest
thing in the world. He was our Uncle and older brother. He told us we
were special, and we knew he'd be there for us.
A cult leader, right down to the sneakers.
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