I used the command
:Texplore to rename a file in vim's file explorer. I closed the buffer that read the old file name into memory, then opened the new file name using a new instance of vim only to find the contents of the file have been wiped.
- Is there a way to recover the contents of this file?
- I assumed that renaming a file in the vim file explorer simply abstracted
mv SOURCE DEST, so why is the command R in vim's file explorer overwriting a file instead of renaming the file? In such a case shouldn't vim prompt before overwriting?
I should stick to unix file system tools next time to ensure safety when managing files