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Old May 5th, 2005, 05:03 PM
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I've been following the Beginning Red Hat 9 Linux book. I'm totally new to Linux I've been trying to save and exit the editor after working in it. I don't see a way to save my work after working in Vim. It looks like I need to press esc then ':q and enter'. But I keep getting a message "E37: No write since last change (add ! to override)". I've tried to interpret that the best I could but with no luck, am I missing something really simple here? I was trying to write a crontab file. can anyone help me?
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Old May 6th, 2005, 10:51 AM
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Press escape, then :wq

w means write, q means quit. It seems weird at first but it's well worth sticking with. I now get confused if i use notepad, and end up with :wq all over the place!

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Oh, and you should check out http://www.vim.org/ for more :-)



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A good vim reference (in pdf) for beginners can
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http://simpletutorials.com/vim/index.php





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