Vi (Vim) File Saving Related Commands

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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! fileName Overwrite to file called fileName (save as forcefully)