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125108Re: swap files reverting my work erroneously

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  • George Dinwiddie
    Aug 2, 2011
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      On 8/2/11 1:44 AM, Christian Brabandt wrote:
      > I have been thinking lately if it would be a good idea, if Vim would
      > only create a swap file, when it detects, that a change to the buffer
      > has been made. But not just when viewing a file.
      > That is usually what happens a lot to me. I have 1 file open and in
      > another Vim instance I open the same file again only for viewing, so I
      > would like to avoid the "Attention" prompt.
      > On the other hand I can see, that it is certainly useful, if you start
      > editing a file and immediately Vim warns you, that another Vim instance
      > is already editing that file. Hm, may be a new option swaponchange or
      > something?

      I'd just like to note that if you open the file in read-only mode (e.g.,
      with 'view <filename>'), then no swap file is created.

      - George

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