Sometimes I browse around the directory of the current buffer by using
:Ex. On one of my development machines, this results in a
.swp file being created in every directory I visit.
I've checked the directory variable other machines where this doesn't seem to be the issue, and they match (
I understand that
.filename.swp files are useful for recovery and I would not like to disable swap files globally. The
.filename.swp files are correctly cleaned up when buffers are closed.
I would be OK with this behavior for directories if the files were cleaned afterwords, but they linger... eventually I run
find -name ".swp" -delete to clean them up.
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