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Thread: how to stop editing vim, save and exit

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    how to stop editing vim, save and exit

    just what the title says, I am trying to edit a file through ssh using vim, I use :e to start editing, then how do I stop editing? after which I would assume I just would have to do a :q to quit and save. Why does busybox use that anyway? who designed vim? can I talk to him and ask him why he hates us?

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    beelzebufo

    PS is there another text editor that I could use in busybox instead of vim? it's an idiotic editor, there is no reason for it to be so complicated.

    solved. it was too easy. should have made it more complicated, all I had to do is hit esc. I dum.
    Last edited by beelzebufo; February 3rd, 2015 at 03:17 AM.

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    Re: how to stop editing vim, save and exit

    Thread moved to General Help.

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    Re: how to stop editing vim, save and exit

    You got it solved, but I thought I mention nano. Its already installed.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Nano

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...lists_overview

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    Re: how to stop editing vim, save and exit

    nano is not installed on the busybox I have, I am sshing into a bitmain antminer s3. I know this is posted in the ubuntu forums, but it was really a busybox question. I just know that this is a more helpful and active forum than they have (if they have one)

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    Re: how to stop editing vim, save and exit

    Many people love vim.

    You have to read the manual though.

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    Re: how to stop editing vim, save and exit

    so much of it just seems unnecessary. Why not just make a text editor that you edit text with. Anyway, this was solved and now I am wasting server space by continuing. Thanks for the replies.

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    Re: how to stop editing vim, save and exit

    Quote Originally Posted by beelzebufo View Post
    Anyway, this was solved and now I am wasting server space by continuing.
    Let's not waste any more time or server space, then.

    Thread closed.

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