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I have an archive which contains encrypted text files with sensitive data. Is it safe to open them with vim/gvim?

I'm afraid vim/gvim will leave content of the files on the drive/memory even after I close them.

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No. You should disable swap file and unset viminfo.
Also the memory contents is not encripted.

More info here.

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