vim doesn't quite get backslash-separated paths right

Chris Metcalf
Fri Apr 19 13:42:00 GMT 2002

If you run vim with "c:\temp\foo" it complains

  E303: Unable to open swap file for "c:\temp\foo", recovery impossible

However, it then manages to correctly write the file out to the indicated
path.  Looking at strace shows it trying to open a file named
/tmp/c:\temp\foo.swp; it thinks the whole path is a relative name in the
current directory.

This is a problem if you set $EDITOR to vim and then have non-Cygwin 
programs invoke vim.

                Chris Metcalf -- InCert Software -- 1 (617) 621 8080

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