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Re: [SLUG] vim 6.1 on RH 8.0 behaviour for readonly files


Chris Velevitch wrote:
> When using vim 6.1 on RH 8.0 to edit a read only file, if you modify
> the file and save the changes with :w! and continue editing, the file
> permissions are still read only and all subsequent save of changes,
> each time, require the use of :w! .
> 
> I would have expected the file permissions to be permanently changed
> to read/write after the first save. Is this a reasonable behaviour? Is
> there an option to make vim behave this way?

Is this reasonable? Well look at it from vim's viewpoint. 
You have told vim to open the file read only and now the user persists
in using :w! :-)

>From within vim you can run shell programs like ls by putting an ! in
front of the command i.e.
:!ls

so to change the permissions to writable....
:!chmod u+w file

may work.

-- 
Mike Lake
Uni of Technol., Sydney


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