|Vi ---> Saving and Quitting|
:w write to disk
ZZ write to disk and exit
:q! exit without writing to disk
Actually, the command for quitting vi is :q. You can save
and quit by typing :wq but ZZ does the same
thing1 and takes one less keystroke. If
there are unsaved changes to the text and you try to quit using :q,
vi will warn you that you have unsaved changes and will prevent you
from quitting. In order to quit without saving the changes you must use the
override switch, !.
1 For the purist, :wq and ZZ
are not exactly the same. :wq always saves, whereas
ZZ saves only if changes have been made since the last
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