Re: Unable to edit files in NAMD folder.

From: Low Soo Mei (
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 05:40:21 CDT

Adding on to Alexandre's comment, also see for the E212 error. But I would
pay much more attention to the E325 error because that tells me that the
file exists in two copies in the swap space (which is like temporary RAM
space). You will have to look through both copies and see which one you
wish to delete.

How this might have come about is that you were editing the file in vi
(or vim) and forgot to exit vi before shutting down your computer or
before your computer suddenly crashed or before you decided to edit that
same file from another computer. It's something to be wary of.

Soo Mei

Alexandre A. Vakhrouchev wrote:
> Particularly it is not the namd-l question. Check
> 2008/5/21 Diego Alejandro Vargas <>:
>> Hi all,
>> I am trying to run NAMD on a Linux AMD64 cluster with Rocks. I've had
>> trouble setting the nodelist file with the list of machines. For some reason
>> I was able to create the file, but when I tried to edit it later it does not
>> allow me. It does not allow me to remove or create any files in this folder.
>> Any idea of what may be the problem?
>> Once I enter the text editor (vi or vim) and select "i" (insert) it shows
>> the error E325: After hitting return it allows me to edit. Once I try and
>> write ':w' it displays E45 (readonly option is set). Once I use ':w!' as
>> indicated, it displays E212 (cannot open file for writing).
>> Thanks you for your help,
>> Diego
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