File vitmp.1 of Package vim
.\" $Id: vitmp.1,v 1.2 2002/10/12 12:03:51 solar Exp $
.TH VITMP 1 "25 April 2002" "Openwall Project"
vitmp \- edit temporary files
.RI [ "VIM options" "] " FILE ...
is a wrapper around the VIM editor which may be used to invoke the
editor in a way that is guaranteed to be suitable for editing temporary
files used with programs such as
.BR crontab (1)
.BR edquota (8).
The instance of the editor that is invoked is
.IR /bin/vi .
In particular, it is guaranteed that the file, if edited, will be
overwritten in place such that the modified contents may be read back
via a previously obtained file descriptor. Invoking the editor via
also makes sure that no additional editor temporary files are used.
Please note that
offers no crash recovery capabilities. If the editor crashes during
the overwrite, data may be lost.
first appeared in Openwall GNU/*/Linux 1.0.
Solar Designer <email@example.com>
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR crontab (1),
.BR vi (1),
.BR vim (1),
.BR edquota (8)