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VI editor changes and does not change inodes of files when editing files under /tmp [duplicate]

I noticed that my vi editor changes inodes when editing files, except when that file is under /tmp. Why is this?
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How do I prevent sed -i from destroying symlinks?

Why does sed -i executed on symlink destroys that link and replaces it with destination file? How to avoid this? eg. $ ls -l pet* -rw-rw-r-- 1 madneon madneon 4 mar 23 16:46 pet lrwxrwxrwx 1 madneon ...
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single bind mounted file gets out of sync in linux

I am bind mounting a single file on top of another one and after making changes with an editor, I don't see the modifications in both files. However, if I make the changes with the shell using ...
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Editing a file with several hard links

Let's say I have two hard links pointing at the same picture. /photography/picture_1.jpg /best_pictures/picture_1.jpg What happens if I edit /photography/picture_1.jpg? Is the hard link broken and ...
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Should `sudo less …` change the ownership of `~/.lesshst`?

Having performed a sudo less ... ... in order to view a restricted log-file and doing some searches with it, I found the ownership and group of my ~/.lesshst file changed to root:root (where ~ ...
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File permissions and saving

Let's say you open a file on which you have write permission. Meanwhile you change permissions and remove write permission while you still have the file open in some editor. What will happen if you ...
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How do inode numbers from ls -i relate to inodes on disk

I'm trying to understand how inode numbers (as displayed by ls -i) work with ext4 partitions. I'm trying to understand whether they are a construct of the linux kernel and mapped to inodes on disk, ...
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Why didn't inode change anymore with a hard link

I use Vim 8.2 to edit my files in my Ubuntu 18.04. When I open a file, do some changes and quit with Vim, the inode number of this file will be changed. As my understanding, it's because the backup ...
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Vi editor message - input encoding conversion not supported

I'm currently using FreeBSD10, when i open a file using vi then a message displays at the end of file- "Input encoding conversion not supported". Is this to warning or error ? Note:- However the file ...
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Sed: what is the difference between -i and > file?

I know that > file is not sed specific, and that it writes stdout to the file, but how does this compare to sed's -i option? I read the man page, and I do not understand what in-place means. Are ...