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Re: Recover Wierd swap file?

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  • Christian Brabandt
    ... Have you tried vim -r .LASTDAY_ or even just vim -r? See also :h 11.2 regards, Christian -- -- You received this message from the vim_use maillist. Do
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 6, 2013
      On Tue, February 5, 2013 18:40, howard Schwartz wrote:
      > I am running gvim 7.3 on windows XP professional. I had worked on a file
      > called lastday.txt, and the directory it was in may have been overwritten.
      > Anyway, the file system reports a file called,
      >
      > LASTDAY_SWP
      >
      > When I execute the :sw <ENTER> command in gvim the file is listed as
      >
      > c:\dos\.LASTDAY_
      >
      > When I try the recover command, :recover LASTDAY_ or :recover .LASTDAY_
      > gvim reports it can not find a swap file for these filenames. When I try
      > the
      > same thing in a dos box with vim, vim reports the swap file was created on
      > a
      > PC or 16 bit system, so this version of vim can not recover the file.
      >
      > How do I recover this file? I am also mystified about the filename used
      > for
      > the swapfile: why the capitol letters for a filename originally written
      > with
      > small letters, and why the dot at the start of the name listed with the sw
      > command, and the underscore?

      Have you tried vim -r .LASTDAY_ or even just vim -r?

      See also :h 11.2

      regards,
      Christian

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