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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Vim and hardlinks

From: Jason McCarty
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Vim and hardlinks
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 17:56:22 -0500
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John F Meinel Jr wrote:
> Does anyone know how to configure Vim to break hard-links? I'm really 
> curious to try out the --link flag, but I haven't seen any documentation 
> of how to configure vim.

It is a bit hard to find, and you have to do it in a roundabout way. Set
backupcopy=no. This makes vim rename the file to a backup, write the
file anew, then delete the backup, effectively breaking the link. You
might also want to set backupskip="" if you work in /tmp (or $TMPDIR
etc.), because vim by default doesn't make backups in those directories.

I guess I oughtta put this on the Wiki.

Jason McCarty <address@hidden>

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