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How to exit Vim

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Want to save your changes and exit? Press the esc key, then type :wq, which means write and quit.

Want to exit without saving changes? Press the esc key, then type :q!

Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone in not knowing how to exit Vim,, and if you search Twitter you’ll see all sorts of memes and funny tweets:

It also looks to be one (if not the one) most popular question on Stack Overflow.

Don’t get me wrong. I like Vim. I don’t love it, it’s just a tool. I usually use VS Code for day to day writing and coding, but I sometimes use it.

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