After some time, this generates too many backup laying around the file system. Too messy. This is how to stop vim create these backup files :
In ~/.vimrc, include the below options :
set nobackup set nowritebackup*** do check the vim configuration file (~/.vimrc) that no other occurrence of "set backup" or this won't work
Another better way, create the backup files in a particular directory :
*** make sure the directory "~/.vim/backup" exist or else, vim will complain every time it starts.