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LLE10110 : Howto disable the standard creation of swap files in vim (and enable them again)

Symptom:

You do not want to have those files with .swp files in your directories

Cause:

none

Solution:

The following directive, which should be added in the system-wide or user-specific “vimrc” file, disables the creation creation of a swap file.

set noswapfil

You can enable it again with

set swapfile

You can also set these interactively. In this case you add a : in front of them. If you are not shure, you can type part of it and use the Tab key. Vim will list all the possibilities for you.

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