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Re: Question about file system permissions



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> I have seen a lot of editors and word processors
> that use the write to a new file, and then rename/delete the
> original file. It tends to protect your work - the original file is
> there in case something goes wrong during the same process. That
> way, the worst you lose is the current edits.

This behaviour is configurable in Vim: type
:help backup
:help backupcopy
:help writebackup
to see the details.

Use
:set
to see what's currently set. Options can be permanently set in ~/.vimrc.

Hope this helps,

James.

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