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Re: automatically recover from swap file

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  • Kamaraju Kusumanchi
    ... Your script is a life saver! Thank you very much for posting it. raju -- This email account uses challenge-response system. Contact me only if you are
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 4, 2006
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      On Tuesday 04 July 2006 22:44, John Orr wrote:
      > On Wednesday 05 July 2006 12:32, you wrote:
      > > Let's say I have a .filename.swp as the swap file. Is it possible to
      > > automatically recover and store the recovered file as filename.recovered?
      > > I would like to do this non-interactively and for multiple files. Any
      > > ideas?
      >
      > A great question I think - maybe vim has a way to handle these files
      > simply, but I don't know of it.
      >
      > If it helps, below is the perl script I use to find .*.sw* files, open them
      > with -r, save them with a "new_" prefix, compare the new to the original
      > file they came from, and delete the new if they are the same. If not the
      > same, open them both with gvimdiff (hence the "new_" prefix rather than
      > extension - so syntax highlighting still works).
      >

      Your script is a life saver! Thank you very much for posting it.

      raju

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