Questions tagged [swap-file]

Vim stores changes made to a buffer on disk to a swap file, so that any unsaved changes can be recovered in case of a crash.

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Vim error: Unable to open swap file when using backslash as path separator in Windows shell

I'm using cmder as my Win7 shell. I see the following behaviour: Works fine (file in current directory): vim test Works fine (absolute path): vim ~/test Works fine (relative path with forward ...
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How to delete swap files on neovim?

While editing a file my neovim crashed when I tried to save the file (with the error message "init.vim" 77L, 2423C writtennvim(5888,0x7fffa9f29340) malloc: *** error for object ...
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How do I recover a specific swap file?

Last night I wrote a short piece the saved saved and exited (:wq). Then the goat-rope of trying to recover what apparently seemed to vanish stated. Since it was about 3 AM and I was getting no where, ...
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How to recover from swap files correctly on Neovim?

My Mac crashed and was forced to restart. So I opened Terminal, try recovering the file, but struggle to correctly recover the file. Specifically, I tried the following command: nvim ~/.config/nvim/...
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Vim Swap File Became 187 GB, What are Possible Explanations?

I am running an Ubuntu Subsystem for Windows 10. Within Ubuntu, I worked on a small file via vim and backgrounded it (CTRL-Z) and foregrounded it (% job #) multiple times over a couple day period. Out ...
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Check if any vi process is editing a file, or swapfile exists?

I'm writing a script to ensure that everything I work on on my system is committed, pushed to Git etc. I'd also like to check if there are any vim swapfiles active (either in a running Vim, or from ...
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saving a .v file triggers it to be opened in another window and gets E:325 in neovim

After trying to save a .v file, it triggers a new window to be opened with e:325 error with swap file already exists. This only happens to .v files. This only happens when neovim is opened from that ...
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Disable E303 warning when swap directory isn't writeable

I sometimes run vim as another user than me, using my own vimrc. In this case the swp and undo directory aren't writeable, and vim warns me with E303. I don't care about not having swap file in this ...
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make vim produce patch files without editing originals

I want to edit text files with vim, I would love vim file.txt To work like normal, and open file.txt in vim, like normal, and allow me to edit it seemingly like normal. The only difference is, all ...
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Unable to recover .swp file

My computer crashed while in the middle of editing several vim files. Upon reboot, two of the files getting edited showed a file size 0 bytes. I was able to recover one of the .swp files with the :...