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Re: nvi/ex keeps mailing me....

On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 12:32:44PM +0200, Engelen (engelen@hotpop.com) wrote:


> 2) Anyway, my biggest problem is that every once in a while I get lots
> of email messages telling me that on (date,time) root was editing the
> Config file, Nvi saved it and I can recover it with 'ex -r'. Why?

You were editing a file.  You exited, killed the editor, it crashed, or
your system crashed, without properly closing the editing session.  Your
changes still exist and may be recovered.

'vi -r' should recover the file and give you the option to restore or
cancel restoration of your lost changes.

This is a feature, not a bug.

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