Recover .swp file in vi

  • August 29, 2012
  • vi

I was just editing a file in vi on my iPad using diet coda. Hadn’t saved it and the app crashed. Boo.

Tried to open the .swp file, oops, don’t do that.

Instead, use:

[code]vi -r file[/code]

Open the file as if it existed, but using the -r flag (recover, suprisingly) vi will look for the .swp file and make it all better.

Then just save it as usual.




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