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  • David Ohlemacher
    Aug 1 1:50 PM
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      I have noticed several times that swap files are created and remain after exiting vim properly.  When I start vim again later, I have been manually allowing the recover.  I was assuming that what is in the swap file was the same as in the buffer when I last exited. It took me a bit to figure out what was going on since this is a remote machine running vim in screen.

      I just found that the swap file that I allowed vim to recover actually reverted my code.  The binary is operating correctly, but when I reviewed the code, it was back to half finished.

      What is going on here?   For now, I am going to turn off swap files.

      Thanks,
      David

      VIM - Vi IMproved 7.2 (2008 Aug 9, compiled Sep 28 2010 07:11:04)
      Included patches: 1-330
      Compiled by buildd@
      Huge version with GTK2-GNOME GUI.  Features included (+) or not (-):
      +arabic +autocmd +balloon_eval +browse ++builtin_terms +byte_offset +cindent
      +clientserver +clipboard +cmdline_compl +cmdline_hist +cmdline_info +comments
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      +textobjects +title +toolbar +user_commands +vertsplit +virtualedit +visual
      +visualextra +viminfo +vreplace +wildignore +wildmenu +windows +writebackup
      +X11 -xfontset +xim +xsmp_interact +xterm_clipboard -xterm_save
         system vimrc file: "$VIM/vimrc"
           user vimrc file: "$HOME/.vimrc"
            user exrc file: "$HOME/.exrc"
        system gvimrc file: "$VIM/gvimrc"
          user gvimrc file: "$HOME/.gvimrc"
          system menu file: "$VIMRUNTIME/menu.vim"
        fall-back for $VIM: "/usr/share/vim"
      Compilation: gcc -c -I. -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DFEAT_GUI_GTK  -pthread -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/gio-unix-2.0/ -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/pixman-1 -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng12   -DORBIT2=1 -pthread -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/include/libgnomeui-2.0 -I/usr/include/libart-2.0 -I/usr/include/gconf/2 -I/usr/include/gnome-keyring-1 -I/usr/include/libgnome-2.0 -I/usr/include/libbonoboui-2.0 -I/usr/include/libgnomecanvas-2.0 -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -I/usr/include/gnome-vfs-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/include -I/usr/include/orbit-2.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/libbonobo-2.0 -I/usr/include/bonobo-activation-2.0 -I/usr/include/libxml2 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/gail-1.0 -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/gio-unix-2.0/ -I/usr/include/pixman-1 -I/usr/include/libpng12     -Wall -g -O2    -D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN  -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64  -I/usr/lib/perl/5.10/CORE  -I/usr/include/python2.6 -pthread -I/usr/include/tcl8.4  -D_REENTRANT=1  -D_THREAD_SAFE=1  -D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE=1  -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i686-linux
      Linking: gcc   -L. -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -rdynamic -Wl,-export-dynamic  -Wl,-E  -Wl,--as-needed -o vim   -pthread -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -latk-1.0 -lgio-2.0 -lpangoft2-1.0 -lpangocairo-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lcairo -lpng12 -lpango-1.0 -lfreetype -lfontconfig -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -lgthread-2.0 -lrt -lglib-2.0     -lgnomeui-2 -lbonoboui-2 -lgnomevfs-2 -lgnomecanvas-2 -lgnome-2 -lpopt -lbonobo-2 -lbonobo-activation -lORBit-2 -lart_lgpl_2 -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -latk-1.0 -lgio-2.0 -lpangoft2-1.0 -lpangocairo-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lcairo -lpango-1.0 -lfreetype -lfontconfig -lpng12 -lgconf-2 -lgmodule-2.0 -lgobject-2.0 -lgthread-2.0 -lrt -lglib-2.0   -lXt -lncurses -lselinux  -lacl -lgpm -Wl,-E  -fstack-protector -L/usr/local/lib  -L/usr/lib/perl/5.10/CORE -lperl -L/usr/lib/python2.6/config -lpython2.6 -lutil -Xlinker -export-dynamic -Wl,-O1 -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -L/usr/lib -ltcl8.4 -lieee -lruby1.8 -lrt -lm  

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      David Ohlemacher
      Senior Software Engineer
      Scientific Solutions Inc. 
      99 Perimeter Rd Nashua New Hampshire 03063
      603-880-3784
      
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