This happened to me quite a few times, so I think it can be useful to others, too.
If you usually use quilt, you might have experienced the common mistake of running vim on a file directly instead of using
It may seem obvious for most of people out there but you sometimes don’t think of obvious things .. Alias vim command to quilt edit, it’s a no-go if it can’t find a quilt structure, it works fine when you’re inside a quilt-controlled directory. If you prefer not to have always to use quilt edit, you can alias it just when you enter the quilt managed tree:
alias vim='quilt edit'
and then you are fine. 🙂
Ok that’s enough for a stupid tip, I know.