46242Re: Bug: ":confirm w" only works once
- Feb 28, 2007Michael Schaap wrote:
> When editing a read-only file, ":confirm w" only works the first timeWhat happens when 'readonly' is set is that the ":confirm" asks you if
> you use it in a session. The second time you try to use it, you simply
> get an error message, as if you didn't use ":confirm".
> The same problem occurs when using ":set confirm".
> To recreate:
> $ echo Hello > hello.txt
> $ chmod 400 hello.txt
> $ vim -u NONE hello.txt
> :set nocompatible " or you won't be able to overwrite at all
> A, World<Esc>
> :confirm w
> 'readonly' option is set for "qq".
> Do you wish to write anyway?
> (Y)es, [N]o: y
> :confirm w
> E505: "qq" is read-only (add ! to override)
> This is using 7.0.203, but it has been happening for quite a while. An
> old 6.3 does the same thing.
you want to override it. If you select "yes" then it will behave as if
you did ":w!". If you do the same with 'readonly' off you don't get the
prompt, but writing fails for ":w", only ":w!" works.
Note that when 'readonly' is set then ":w" results in E45, while a
read-only file gives E505. They are two different things, but both are
overruled with ":w!". We don't have a separate "!" for each situation.
Perhaps the E505 should also trigger ":confirm w" to ask for writing
anyway. That's more difficult, but would be what you expect.
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