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More specifically, I want to disable backup and swap file creation in vim, but only when opening/editing files that are on a specific remote volume or a specific folder.

So, how do I go about disabling/enabling a set of options when opening a file in a specific location (not depending on the filetype)

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I did answer your question on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/456792/vim-apply-settings-on-files-in-directory/456889#456889

However, for remote files (you may have to add a pattern to an autocommand that will match external filenames).

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with % you can get info about file, example:

echo expand('%:p:h')
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Could you provide some explanation about what your code does? You've only explained %... –  Tom Wijsman Jul 12 '12 at 20:55

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