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# 1  
Old 11-15-2007
Avoid creating temporary files on editing a file in Ubuntu

Hi,
My ubuntu flavor always create temporary files having filename followed by ~ on editing. For eg: if I am editing a file called "sip.c", automatically a temporary (bkup) file is getting created with the name "sip.c~". How to avoid this file creation?
# 2  
Old 11-15-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by royalibrahim
For eg: if I am editing a file called "sip.c", automatically a temporary (bkup) file is getting created with the name "sip.c~".
That's an editor/application thing, not really an operating system thing.

What editor are you using?
# 3  
Old 11-15-2007
If, as I am guessing, you are using vim, then you need to configure your vim backup and/or writebackup options.
# 4  
Old 11-16-2007
yes, I am using vim only. I have checked for the file ".exrc" in my home directory path, there is no such file containing configurations. So please could you elaborate on how to make this configuration change and where to do it?
# 5  
Old 11-16-2007
Create (if not exist) or append to ~/.vimrc the following line:

set nobk

See if it works.
# 6  
Old 11-16-2007
No cbkihong, it is not working. I have created a file ~/.vimrc (which was not there initially) and then written "set nobk" and also tried writing ":set nobk". Both are not solving my problem. Any more work around?
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Old 11-16-2007
Then what about ":set nocp" and then ":set nobk" right on the vim command line?

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