13663Re: Vim warns of swap files in "/var/tmp/"
- May 11, 2013Thanks for responding, Ben. I'm not surprised that you find the situation as I describe it confusing. I'm simply reporting symptoms that in my mind are associated---a bunch of things that all started happening at once. My vim competence is limited. I have become a comfortable user---for writing prose---with a lot of hand-holding here.
On May 10, 2013, at 7:54 PM, Ben Fritz wrote:
> On Friday, May 10, 2013 9:30:41 AM UTC-5, Eric Weir wrote:
>> On May 10, 2013, at 9:34 AM, Eric Weir wrote:
>> I've disabled syncing between the tablet and the macbook and will go back into my backups before I started syncing the two systems and restore my .vim folder from there.
>> Actually, I had a copy that I created right before I started syncing with the tablet. I restored it.
> OK, so you are now pretty sure your .vim files are good (I guess we've moved on to a new issue...do you still get "swap exists" errors?)
>> I now get MacVim,
> Ummm...ok. What does this have to do with your .vim files? MacVim and gvim are different executables. Or are you just referring to a colorscheme?
No longer getting "swap exists" after deleting them at "var/temp/". [How the hell did they get put there?] And I did discover after my initial post that there were two other instances of vim running in addition to macvim. [I know I had to have started them somehow, but how the hell did I do it? The only way I ever start vim is by starting macvim.]
I understand that gvim and macvim are different executables. And they look different. [Tabs are displayed differently, e.g., and the font in use in what I am calling gvim was not the one I get with macvim.] I have no idea how my .vim files affected which vim was started. All I know is that when I restored the backup copy of the .vim folder I started getting macvim.
>> but it's not reading my .vimrc.
> How do you know? Use :scriptnames to see what scripts are loaded. I find it unlikely that Vim would suddenly stop reading its own config files.
>> Some of my key mappings work, some don't.
> Which mappings? How do you define "don't work"? It is easy to see not only whether Vim has a mapping, but where it came from:
> :verbose map MyMapKeys/yankring.vim
> :verbose map! MyMapKeys
With the first I got:
"o M YRMapsExpression("<SNR>22", "M")
Last set from ~/.vim/bundle/yankring.vim/plugin"
With the second I got
"no mapping found"
So, at this point, what I am getting looks like macvim, but apparently none of the key mappings set in my .vimrc are in effect.
I know, probably still as clear as mud. It's the best I can do. I hope it leads somewhere.
I appreciate your questions.
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