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plugin/backup.vim : Numbered Backups.

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created by
Martin Krischik
script type
Holds numered backups inside a seperate directory.

Automaticly purges old backups. Standart is to hold the last 10 versions.

Tested with Linux, MS-Windows and OpenVMS.

IMORTANT: Creating this plugin was only possible because vim 7 offers new file management functions - namely :mkdir, finddir() delete() and the new List datatype. This plugin won'g work with vim 6.x.

Reports errors to: http://code.google.com/p/vim-scripts/issues/list
Discuss improvements on: http://groups.google.com/group/vim_scripts
For Support see: http://code.google.com/p/vim-scripts/wiki/NumberedBackups
install details
Copy to plugin directory and set the following global variables:

g:backup_directory name of backup directory local to edited file
used for non VMS only. Since non VMS operating-
systems don't know about version we would get
ugly directory listings. So all backups are
moved into a hidden directory.

  g:backup_purge count of backups to hold - purge older once.
On VMS PURGE is used to delete older version
0 switched the feature off

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
backup.vim 2.2 2007-07-20 7.0 Martin Krischik There was a bug for windows in conjunction with spaces in file names. It did not affect Unix like OS. And it's fixed now.
backup.vim 2.1 2006-11-18 7.0 Martin Krischik bug fixes.
backup.vim 2.0 2006-05-25 7.0 Martin Krischik New coordinated release for all Ada plugins. Binary releases which are patched with all Ada plugins is available from the GNU Ada project [1]

[1] http://gnuada.sourceforge.net
backup.vim 1.1 2006-05-17 7.0 Martin Krischik Fixed two bugs:

VMS: "press key to continue" is gone.
non VMS: set of backup directory to user defined variable fixed.
backup.vim 1.0 2006-05-10 7.0 Martin Krischik Initial upload
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