To exit Vim, you can use the
:q command. This will exit Vim if you have not made any changes to the document. If you have made changes to the document and you want to save the changes before exiting, you can use the
:wq command, which will write the changes to the file and then exit.
If you want to exit Vim without saving any changes, you can use the
:q! command. This will exit Vim and discard any changes you have made to the document.
Here is an example of how you might use these commands:
:q– exit Vim if no changes have been made
:wq– save changes and exit Vim
:q!– exit Vim and discard changes
Keep in mind that these commands must be entered in normal mode, not insert mode. To enter normal mode, press the
Esc key. If you are in insert mode and you want to exit without saving your changes, you can press the
Esc key to enter normal mode, and then type
:q! and press
If you are new to Vim and are having trouble exiting, you can try using the
:help command to get more information about available commands and how to use them. You can also try searching online for more detailed tutorials and documentation on using Vim.