Questions tagged [crash-recovery]
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Recover content after accidental exit of the read-only mode using the view command
I've been working for quite some time now on a project, and one of the file got the read-only mode accidentally turned on, without me being aware of that. When i tried to write the file changes to the ...
I don't understand the logic of recovering crashed edit files
I don't understand the logic of recovering crashed edit files. I frequently get the message "swap file exists" or something like that, due to a crash. So Vim will say something like "...
Why isn't vim recovering the most recent save
I'm having some graphical issues with my setup that means I sometimes need to restart my machine having not saved a file which is currently being edited in vim. However, the saved file which vim ...
How to recover unsaved text without a swap file after Vim crashed?
I am using Vim 8 in WSL Ubuntu. While copying text into a file the terminal crashed. I don't believe it is the WSL as Task Manager does not show 'Not Responding'. I have tried using this answer which ...
How do you view the diff of a swap file without quitting `vim`?
I have a way to handle swap files. And it works but it takes a while. Here goes: First I try to find the original vim session -- track down if the PID is still alive -- and if the PID is still ...
Automatically delete swap file if it matches the saved file
As a developer who grew up on hardware with no MMU I have a habit of saving my work often, usually after every insert. Thus, when presented with the recovery dialogue after a crash or disconnect there ...
recover file destroyed by old .swp file
I saved and closed a file I was editing. When I opened it again a minute later, vim gave the warning that appears when a .swp file is present. I selected the recover option, but the "recovered" file ...
Can a text file be recovered only from the .*.swp file?
I was remotely editing a new file: man-01-Intro.txt but the machine went down before I wrote it to disk so only the swp version was conserved. Is there anything that I can do to recover the work ...
How to show all unsaved files opened in vim?
I'm not sure if I should ask this problem on vim or on Linux/Ubuntu forum. The thing is, I opened multiple terminals on my desktop, and several of them opened various of *.txt files. Not all of them ...
What is the purpose of swap files?
When I edit files, Vim tends to create files named .filename.swp, which I find annoying. From vim -h, I see that the -n option suppresses the creation of swap files. Is there a vimrc directive that ...
Is it possible to make Vim auto-save files?
Some word processors and text editors auto-save the files we're editing from time to time, which is very convenient for surviving from nasty crashes, etc. Is there a way to make Vim auto-save our ...
How can I prevent Vim from leaving too many files (like swap, backup, undo)?
By default, vim leaves swap files in my project directory, and on crashes it leaves backup files. Can I prevent this? Or do I need to update all my projects' .VCSignore file?