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

From: David Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Vim and hardlinks
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 09:30:34 -0800
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On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 07:02:46PM +0100, Nikolai Weibull wrote:
> * John F Meinel Jr <address@hidden> [Mar 11, 2004 19:00]:
> > 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 currently not possible. Simon (no last name yet) has written a
> patch to vim to allow you to fix this (by setting an option), see the
> vim-dev mailing list's archives for details.  Bram is hopefully going to
> apply this before 6.3, but a few wrinkles remain to be fixed.

Actually, Simon's patch is to allos vim to be configured to break
hardlinks but not symlinks.  Even fairly old versions of vim should
allow the 'backupcopy=no' option, which will break both kinds of links.


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