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Gurusamy Sarathy
May 14, 2003 15:39
Re: windows, shortcuts, and 'use lib'
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On Wed, 14 May 2003 14:27:46 PDT, Edward Peschko wrote:
>Of course, it could be that gvim  is somehow unlinking the file, and then re-e
>diting it...
>that would be exceedingly dumb (especially for an editor) but possible.

This is "normal" behavior for vim.  From the vim 5.6 docs:

:   On Unix, Vim is prepared for links (symbolic or hard).  A backup copy of
:the original file is made and then the original file is overwritten.  This
:assures that all properties of the file remain the same.  On non-Unix systems,
:the original file is renamed and a new file is written.  Only the protection
:bits are set like the original file.  However, this doesn't work properly when
:working on an NFS-mounted file system where links and other things exist.  The
:only way to fix this in the current version is not making a backup file, by
:":set nobackup nowritebackup"   |'writebackup'|

Newer versions of vim are better--you can control the behavior with
the 'backupcopy' option.


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