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137901Re: gvim on XP truncates/destroys network files, removes permissions

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  • Ben Fritz
    May 31, 2013
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      On Friday, May 31, 2013 8:44:07 AM UTC-5, Joseph Pietras wrote:
      > Hello,
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      > I have googled to find a solution for this problem which only recently started to occur after my desktop was relocated within the company. I work at a mostly WINDOWS shop and 'gvim" is definitely a non-supported product so I have to have details of the problem before I can ask Help Desk for support, should that be necessary. Hope someone has seen this. My desktop is XP and I am using
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      > VIM - Vi IMproved 7.3 (2010 Aug 15, compiled Oct 27 2010 17:59:02)
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      > (full givm --version output available if needed)
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      > If I open a file with gvim (right click, open with vim) my first attempt to write the file truncates it to zero bytes, for example:
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      > -rwx------+ 1 jpietras Domain Users 505 May 31 08:27 SomeProgram.ini
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      > Exit and writ
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      > -r-x------+ 1 jpietras Domain Users 0 May 31 08:27 SomeProgram.ini
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      > But only on network shared drives, my C: drive works as expected.
      >

      I'm not sure why you'd be seeing this. Maybe try experimenting with the 'backupcopy' and 'writebackup' options.

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