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created 2005 · complexity basic · version 6.0

To save a file, we do <Esc>:w<Enter>.

If you add the following line to your vimrc, you can easily save a file by pressing F2.

map <F2> :w! <CR>


I just press ZZ to save and exit.

F2 is too far away from where I keep my fingers - I prefer the following:

map W :wa^M
map! ^W ^[:wa^Ma

This makes W save all buffers in command mode and Ctrl+W do the same in insert mode.

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