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Sat, 11 Nov 2017

Why can Ruby call Vim in read/write mode in Linux but read-only in Windows?

Why does Ruby's system call to vim allow me to write a file sometimes but not other? I can write all files in Windows with Notepad, and all files with vim in Linux.

Update: Now I seem to be having no problem using Vim for read/write. Maybe my last change (removing routine that read from a text file) fixed this bug, too.