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bug#16718: bug in vi on linux

From: Allan McRae
Subject: bug#16718: bug in vi on linux
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:38:22 +1000
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On 11/02/14 12:02, Cheng Ong wrote:
> Just encountered a bug in VI.
> Editing file 'x' using vi, when done, content of file 'x' was saved as well 
> in file 'y'.
> File 'y' has no relation to file 'x' and is sitting in a different directory.
> Only relation was file 'x' was created through a cp command from file 'y'.
> Now changes made either on file 'y' or 'x' appear in both files.

Are you sure that they are not symbolic or hard links?  I.e. made using
'cp -s' or 'cp -l'?


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