Re: File not written: Writing is disabled by 'write' option
----- Original Message -----
From: "R Sam" <[hidden email]>
To: <[hidden email]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:34 PM
Subject: File not written: Writing is disabled by 'write' option
> Hi folks,
> I have very recently started getting a "write" problem with my vim
> sessions. I have not hit this issue before and was wondering if any
> of you have seen this.
> I have multiple files open (including Taglist window from taglist plugin)
> editing, when all of a sudden when I try to save the current buffer, I get
> the following error message:
> E142: File not written: Writing is disabled by 'write' option
> Then for some reason after doing a lot of things I can successfully
> write that file again. It is happening more often now, so I thought of
> asking on the group.
> Somebody, please help!
Next time you get that E142 message, try
:verbose set write?
(with the question mark). That should tell you where 'nowrite' was set.