Bug 35051 - VIM can't execute external commands because of tmp file
VIM can't execute external commands because of tmp file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-04-06 12:12 EDT by schmoe
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-06 13:06:52 EDT
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Description schmoe 2001-04-06 12:12:45 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22 i586)

The recent security update of VIM breaks the ability to use external
like "fmt" to format text.  The program complains "/tmp/vouDuYYB: File
the specific tmp filename is different each time, of course.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run vim
2. Enter some text
3. Try formatting it with something like !}fmt

Actual Results:  The "File exists" error is given and the text piped out to
the fmt command
is lost.

Expected Results:  The text should have been piped through fmt (and thus
formatted) and then
re-inserted in place of the text that was removed.
Comment 1 schmoe 2001-04-06 13:06:48 EDT
Further experimentation shows that the problem only crops up if the (t)csh
"noclobber" is set.
Before "set noclobber", the pipe through fmt works fine.  Afterwards, the /tmp
file error comes 
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-22 10:27:03 EST
This is fixed in the current version.

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