For some reason, when I am trying to edit
vi .profile, the terminal keeps telling me that I already have the .profile in the edit mode.
E325: ATTENTION Found a swap file by the name ".profile.swp" owned by: smaranh dated: Fri Apr 6 09:46:45 2012 file name: ~smaranh/.profile modified: YES user name: smaranh host name: ubuntu process ID: 4394 While opening file ".profile" dated: Fri Apr 27 10:35:32 2012 NEWER than swap file! (1) Another program may be editing the same file. If this is the case, be careful not to end up with two different instances of the same file when making changes. Quit, or continue with caution. (2) An edit session for this file crashed. If this is the case, use ":recover" or "vim -r .profile" to recover the changes (see ":help recovery"). If you did this already, delete the swap file ".profile.swp" to avoid this message. ".profile" 23 lines, 713 characters Press ENTER or type command to continue
So I tried to kill the process that the message above was showing, but it keeps showing
No such process.
I then used
ps -ef | grep 4394 and got this output,
smaranh 3491 3375 0 10:08 pts/3 00:00:00 grep --color=auto 4394
So I tried
kill -9 3491 but it still gave me
No such process. Not sure what is wrong?
How do I close the already open