When I open up :Vexplore in a split and open a file in it, the file in the other split ends up with buftype=nofile set so I can't write in that file or anything.
But the new buffer that was opened with :Explore has buftype=. This is annoying as all hell and I want to fix it. Anybody know how?

  • I can't reproduce your problem; which version of Vim are you using? And which commands are you using? If I use vim (no file), and the :Vexplore, then both windows have buftype= (empty). Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 22:31
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    I think I just found that the issue was having set autochdir in my vimrc.
    – Wednesday
    Commented Jun 24, 2015 at 1:37
  • When this happens to me in ViM... :set buftype=
    – Sparkida
    Commented Sep 2, 2015 at 4:41

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This was a bug but has been fixed as of version 162g, which you can find here.

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