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  • Vi (Vim) File Saving Related Commands

    Many times, after we opened a file using Vi, we may want to open another file or save the file into another location.

    Here are the commands:

    Press [Esc] key,  then press colon (:), at the left corner of your editor, you can type the following commands to save the file.

    Command
    Description

    q
    Quit

    q!
    Quit without saving changes i.e. discard changes

    r fileName
    Read data from file called fileName

    wq
    Write and quit (save and exit)

    w fileName
    Write to file called fileName (save as)

    w!

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