yes - inded I am - which is what the thread started with.
I kinda missed that Ruari (for no sane reason except a BTW) changed
the file in question from the swapfile to the backup file, but
incorrectly stated that this was the file to which the thread referred ;-)
After that I think everyone got confused (well... I did) as half
were talking about the swapfile, the original thrust of this thread, and
some people moved on to discussing the backup file feature.
Never mind ;-)
>Gareth Eason hath declared on Friday the 13 day of August 2004 :-:
>>>> Erm... the main purpose of the 'backup' file in (g)vi(m) (which is
>>actually not a backup file at all but a sync'ed to disk working copy) is
>>that if a connection is lost to a remote server before you've saved your
>>changes, they're not lost. Just log in again, recover the 'backup' file
>>- write out your changes and hopefully some/all of them will be there.
>>It's saved me hours of time over flaky modem connections - especially of
>>the GSM modem on a train stylee.
>>>>>>You are thinking of the swapfile, or perhaps writebackup (which doesn't
>seem to work for me...)
>>I'm talking about backup, as in the config option.
>With it turned on when you finish editing ``file.txt'', a copy
>of the prefious version of the file will be kept, permanently in
>``backupdir'' as ``file.txt~'' by default...
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