Vim on SMB share
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Fri Sep 10 10:29:30 PDT 2004
On 2004-09-10 09:22, Daren Russell <darenr at end-design.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks for the ideas. The server side is Win2k (so not much I can do
> there!), the BSD is using version 3 of the Samba client, so I'll try
> downgrading it to version 2 and see how I go.
> I guess it must also be to do with the way Vim edits files, as the basic
> FBSD editor (ee) seems to manage.
Vim tries to create a file called .FILENAME.swp when you edit FILENAME.
The leading dot is probably what breaks the way vim works on Samba
shares. You can always try to make vim write its swap files in another
location, i.e. in `/var/tmp' with this in your .vimrc:
or you can disable swapfiles altogether with
You can even play nice tricks like selectively disabling the swapfile
only for files that "live" in the well-known path of your Samba shares
with something similar to this in your .vimrc:
let samba_swapfile_hack = 1
autocmd BufNewFile,BufRead /share/win2k/* set noswapfile
Unless, of course, my guess is wrong and all this is nonsense :-)
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