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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Saving and closing files

Let's save our file! Execute the following command:

:w
Don't forget to hit Enter at the end of a command to execute it.

:w stands for write.

The write command can also be followed by a filename, making it possible to write to a different file, other than the one that is open. This will save the changes in a new file, and will change the current open file to a new one. Try it, using the following command: :w animal_farm_2.py.

Let's exit Vim and check if the file was indeed created. :q stands for quit. You can also combine write and quit commands to write and exit by executing :wq.

:q

If you made changes to a file and want to exit Vim without saving the changes, you'll have to use :q! to force Vim to quit. Exclamation ...

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