Bug 11827 - Error detected while processing BufReadPost Auto commands for "*":
Error detected while processing BufReadPost Auto commands for "*":
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-06-01 13:21 EDT by scot
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-01 13:21:16 EDT
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Description scot 2000-06-01 13:21:13 EDT
Occassionally, when opening a file with vim I get this message:

Error detected while processing BufReadPost Auto commands for "*":
Mark has invalid line number
Press RETURN or enter command to continue

If I press enter, vim opens the file and everything appears to function
normally.  Curious what this actually means and if there's potential to
corrupt the file.

# rpm -qa | grep vim

here's my .vimrc:
--------cut here------
set ruler
set showmatch
set showmode
set title
set visualbell
set nohlsearch
syntax on

" SWJ 092199 syntax hilighting didn't work--found this at
" found this gem at http://www.vim.org/vimrc (see Sven's vimrc link)
" Set the colors for vim on "xterm"
if &term=="xterm"
  set t_Co=8
  set t_AB=%p1%{8}%<%t%p1%{40}%+%e%p1%{92}%+%;%dm
  set t_AF=%p1%{8}%<%t%p1%{30}%+%e%p1%{82}%+%;%dm
--------cut here------
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-06-17 12:06:02 EDT
It's not a bug, it's a feature.
vim remembers the last line you edited in a file and goes back to that line.
If you delete the file and put in a file with fewer lines (or if you remove some
lines using a different editor), vim can't go to the line it remembered, and
that's what this error message complains about.

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