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Product: vim vi
Q. What should I do with a message like this from vim?
Found a swap file by the name ".filename.swp"
owned by: root dated: Sat Mar 1 11:03:29 2014
file name: /home/files/filename
user name: myuser host name: mycomputer
process ID: 19566 (still running)
While opening file "filename"
dated: Sat Mar 1 11:03:29 2014
(1) Another program may be editing the same file. If this is the case,
be careful not to end up with two different instances of the same
file when making changes. Quit, or continue with caution.
(2) An edit session for this file crashed.
If this is the case, use ":recover" or "vim -r filename"
to recover the changes (see ":help recovery").
If you did this already, delete the swap file ".filename.swp"
to avoid this message.
Swap file ".filename.swp" already exists!
[O]pen Read-Only, (E)dit anyway, (R)ecover, (Q)uit, (A)bort:
There used to be a (D)elete option but I guess that was too dangerous.
A. If you are editing the file in another session I would recommend:
- Selecting Q(uit) here
- Finding the other session and continuing to edit there
Or doing a graceful exit
If you can can't login to the other session...
- Kill the other vim session
- Select (R)recover here, exit vim
- Delete the .swp file