Vim 7.1 under MS-DOS

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Michael Goodman

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Jun 26, 2022, 2:16:09 PMJun 26
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I am using vim 7.1 16-bit under DOS and it runs and everything seems good, however I can't seem to write to any files at all. I can write with the 'edit' DOS command but not vim. Maybe someone knows what additional steps need to be taken for this? Thank you

Bram Moolenaar

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Jun 27, 2022, 6:46:27 AMJun 27
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It is a surprise that it works at all. I tried keeping a DOS version
alive for quite a while, but it kept running out of memory quickly.
Eventually I gave up (and then could add more features to the tiny
version with the restrictions removed).

What messages do you see when you do ":w file"?
What is the :version output, what version do you use exactly?

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