61855Re: 'backupcopy' and Windows Vista symbolic links
- Jul 7 4:34 AMBen Fritz wrote:
> :help 'backupcopy' indicates that the default value of "auto" shouldThere is the mch_is_linked() function which is supposed to detect links
> Do The Right Thing when the file is really a symbolic link:
> The "auto" value is the middle way: When Vim sees that renaming file
> is possible without side effects (the attributes can be passed on and
> the file is not a link) that is used. When problems are expected, a
> copy will be made.
> I confirm that my 'backupcopy' is set to "auto", but when writing to a
> symbolic link in Windows Vista, the link gets destroyed.
> The following "fixes" the problem:
> " for some reason, backupcopy=auto doesn't work on Windows to keep
> " symbolic links. I use these in my vimfiles directory to override
> " runtime files which I really edit in the vim source repository.
> autocmd BufWritePre ~/vimfiles/* set backupcopy=yes
> autocmd BufWritePost ~/vimfiles/* set backupcopy&
> I don't think this ought to be necessary. Am I missing something? If
> not, this looks like a bug. But, I cannot imagine I'm the first person
> to notice this.
> Note, I was lead to this solution (in a roundabout way) from here:
on a file. I don't know why it doesn't work in this situation. Are you
using a recent version of Vim?
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