On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 17:44, Lars Hecking wrote:
> Kenn Humborg writes:
> > Does vi (or most likely vim in this case) create and then delete
> > any temporary file in the same directory?
>> Ivan Kelly writes:
> > when you open a file with vim it creates a swap file so for file foo.txt the
> > file .foo.txt.swp would be created. this is whats modifying the directory as
> > it'll be created in the same directory as the file.
>> Thanks, guys, that's it. On Solaris, vi creates temp files under /var/tmp.
You probably know this already, but for those who don't, it's possible
to change the location of the directory used by vim for these backup
Just add 'set backupdir=<directory name>' to your .vimrc (making sure
you have write access to the directory you specify!).
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