3.12.7 Saving files and quitting vi


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      To quit vi without making changes to the file, use the command :q!. When you type the « : », the cursor will move to the last line on the screen; you’ll be in last line mode.

In last line mode, certain extended commands are available. One of them is q!, which quits vi without saving. The command :wq saves the file and then exits vi. The command ZZ (from command mode, without the « : ») is equivalent to :wq. Remember that you must press after a command entered in last line mode.

To save the file without quitting vi, just use :w.


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