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73184Re: incorrect "still running" swap file message

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  • Christian Brabandt
    Sep 11, 2013
      On Wed, September 11, 2013 21:10, Andrew McNabb wrote:
      > Vim (vim-enhanced-7.4.0-2.fc19.x86_64 on Fedora) is currently reporting
      > 'Found a swap file by the name ".linalg.py.swp"' along with
      > 'process ID: 4157 (still running)'.
      >
      > However, process 4157 is not a Vim process:
      >
      > $ readlink /proc/4157/exe
      > /usr/bin/pulseaudio (deleted)
      > $
      >
      > and '.linalg.py.swp' does not appear in /proc/4157/fd.
      >
      > Unfortunately, since Vim thinks that another process is using the swap
      > file, it does not give a '(D)elete' option to remove the outdated swap
      > file. It would be nice if either the heuristic for determining whether
      > another Vim process would use information in /proc.

      That is an open item from the todo list. BTW: If you use my Recover plugin,
      it will also show you, if the swap file is opened in another Vim instance.

      regards,
      Christian

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