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Re: FileChangedRO (vim-6.0au)

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  • Benji Fisher
    ... HTH --Benji Fisher
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 4, 2001
      Mike Steed wrote:
      > Hi,
      > gvim -u NONE -U NONE
      > :syntax on
      > :autocmd FileChangedRO * edit
      > :edit foo.c (a read-only file)
      > i (enter insert mode)
      > At this point, the autocommand is triggered, the file is re-read, and
      > (the problem) syntax highlighting is lost.
      > What I'm trying to do is use FileChangedRO to check a file out of
      > source control, as the docs suggest. The source control system we are
      > using replaces my local copy of a file when I check it out, if my copy
      > is out of date. In order to get the latest version of the file, one of
      > the things I am doing in the autocommand is re-reading the file (:edit).
      > But this has the effect of breaking syntax highlighting.
      > Maybe :edit is not expected to work in the context of an autocommand,
      > just before entering insert mode. But this makes FileChangedRO less
      > useful than it could be. Can this be made to work, or is there a better
      > way to accomplish the same thing?
      > Mike

      :help autocmd-nested

      HTH --Benji Fisher
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