Bug#375989: vim: more swap handling options

Charles Fry debian at frogcircus.org
Thu Jun 29 14:07:41 UTC 2006

Package: vim
Version: 1:7.0-017+8
Severity: wishlist


It would be most excelent if vim had a tiny bit of added cleverness when
dealing with swap files. Here are my two specific requests:

 1) vim should recognize when the swap file is unchanged from the saved
 file, and act accordingly (perhaps this means simply reporting that
 they are identical)

 2) more useful than many of the other options which vim presents when a
 swap file is found would be an option to display a diff between the
 swap file and the saved file


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (800, 'testing'), (70, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.6-13    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgpmg1                     1.19.6-22   General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-2       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common                   1:7.0-017+8 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime                  1:7.0-017+8 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

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