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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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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 is written to file filename. When the name is changed, the buffer's notedited flag is set, to indicate you aren't editing an existing file. If the new filename is the same as a file that already exists on the disk, you need to use :w! to overwrite the existing file. When specifying a filename, the % character indicates the current filename. If no filename is specified, print the current name and status of the buffer.

Example

    :f %.new

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