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Old 01-09-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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saving changes to apache2/conf/httpd.conf file


i've just installed apache and i want to make a few changes to the httpd.conf file... who knew... but once opened with 'vi' i don't know how to save the changes i've made.. how do i do this?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:29 PM   #2
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Several ways in fact.

In command mode (ESC) you can do:

:wq!

Stands for write and then quit

Or you can simply do a <Shift + ZZ>

Cheers.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:31 PM   #3
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To save the file press [ESCAPE] then :w [ENTER]
to save and quit :wq [ENTER]
to quit without saving :q! [ENTER]

(the colon is part of the command that you type in)

to go back to insert mode press I, to get back to command mode press escape

Last edited by Kovacs; 01-09-2004 at 11:32 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:32 PM   #4
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Beat me to it trickykid
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:32 PM   #5
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I would change the wording there trickykid

In command mode you can do:

Hit <esc> to take you out of edit mode then enter

:wq!

Stands for write and then quit

i always forget about the
<Shift + ZZ>

 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:44 PM   #6
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so.. <esc> gets me to the command prompt and then i type :wq! to save and quite

or within the VI i can just press <shift + z z> and it saves it and i continue on my marry way editng..
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:45 PM   #7
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yup
did it work?

Last edited by alar; 01-10-2004 at 01:31 AM.
 
  


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