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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

file

Synopsis

f [filename]

Change the filename for the current buffer to filename. The next time the buffer is written, it will be written to file filename. When the name is changed, the buffer’s “not edited” flag is set, to indicate you are not editing an existing file. If the new filename is the same as a file that already exists on the disk, you will need to use :w! to overwrite the existing file. When specifying a filename, the % character can be used to indicate the current filename. A # can be used to indicate the alternate filename. If no filename is specified, print the current name and status of the buffer.

Example

:f%.new

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