vim doesn't quite get backslash-separated paths right

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Apr 22 01:08:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 04:41:34PM -0400, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> 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.

Use the cygpath utility then.


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