Re: vim: recover an unnamed file
- On 2013-05-17, ping wrote:
> On 5/17/2013 1:36 AM, Gary Johnson wrote:For your unnamed buffers, there were no files, so there was nothing
> >On 2013-05-17, Ping wrote:
> >>On May 16, 2013, at 10:41 PM, ping wrote:
> >>>On 5/16/2013 8:48 PM, Gary Johnson wrote:
> >>>>After a quick look at Vim's memline.c, I think you are the victim of
> >>>>poor housekeeping and a bug in Vim. You may still be able to
> >>>>recover your files though.
> >>>>To your problem: It is quite likely that the same directories that
> >>>>contain files named ".swa" also contain files named ".svz", ".svy",
> >>>>and so on. Those are valid Vim swap files, but Vim doesn't
> >>>>recognize them as such by those names.
> >>>>I would suggest first verifying that you do not care about the files
> >>>>matching the pattern ".sw?", then delete them. Then find the newest
> >>>>file with a name matching the pattern ".s??", rename it to ".swp",
> >>>>and try recovering it.
> >>>>Once you've recovered all your files, I would suggest that you close
> >>>>all instances of Vim and do a sweep of your file system using find
> >>>>(not grep) to find all your swap files. Again be sure that you do
> >>>>not need them, then delete them all. In the future, pay attention
> >>>>to swap files left over after crashes and keep them cleaned up.
> >>>thanks Gary, I think I only undertsand some part of your explanations.
> >>>can you detail the steps for me to recover my file?
> >>and, I just found that I had the swap file disabled :(
> >That's unfortunate. Does that mean that you no longer need a better
> I think for now there might be no way for me to get that back ,
> since I clearly had this line in my vimrc:
> setlocal noswapfile "disable swapfile,
> I think I intentionlly did it for some purpose before .
> one thing is I don't want to generate all of those aux files in like
> a system folder .
> but after reading [more](http://my.opera.com/peterchenadded/blog/2008/12/27/gvim-7-1-swap-and-backup-files)
> I think I still should have the backup file turned on.
> so I should still have my backup for unnamed files right?
to back up.
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