Vi Editor to Quit use Esc and Colon

Here are vi editor commands you can use to quit from Vi editor with or without saving your work. These are useful to use in day-to-day work.


w => To Save Your Work
q => To Quit
wq => To Save and Quit
q! => To quit without saving


vi editor also called Visual editor in terms of Unix or Linux or Ubuntu Operating systems. Since all are the same UNIX flavor, and UNIX is the mother of all these operating systems.


Recently many of my friends asked to share some daily use vi editor commands. I am sharing those for your quick reference.

6 Top vi Editor Commands


1. How to Edit a file?

vi filename

This is the first command to use for editing a file.


2. A command to Repeat Previous Command?

Use the UP arrow to repeat the previous command.


3. How to Insert data?

Use insert command to over-type data.


4. How to Save File?

Press Esc
then
:w

5. How to Save and Quit (Exit)?

Press Esc
then
:wq

6 How to quit without Save?

Press Esc
then
:q!

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