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Old 11-29-2014, 01:52 AM   #1
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Save and Continue in vi/vim


Hello all,

Is there any 'key' to save and continue editing in vim, just like there is :wq to save and quit (also ZZ)? Right now I use :w and i keys to save and continue. I keep saving file every other minute and wondering is there any short-cut for that. Not that :w + i are too many key-presses, just for curiosity i want to know.

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Old 11-29-2014, 04:57 AM   #2
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Why not just look to make backups automatically? http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Keep_incre...f_edited_files
 
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:34 AM   #3
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Why not just look to make backups automatically? http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Keep_incre...f_edited_files
Thanks, while looking at your link and further goggling for auto save, i stumbled upon this forum, and it pretty much solves the problem. Although it ends up with more key presses, still, it serves the problem.

While in insert mode,
  1. press Ctrl+o
  2. enter :w
  3. continue editing...

I'll just stick with :w + i for now...

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I use this little snippet in my .vimrc:
Code:
noremap <C-Z> :update<CR>
vnoremap <C-Z> <C-C>:update<CR>
inoremap <C-Z> <C-O>:update<CR>
This enables me to just press Ctrl+z at any time in any mode and get the file saved without leaving the current mode. Works without any problems for me.
 
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