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Old 01-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Vim not recognizing zz zommand?


I am learning Vim in Ubuntu using a tutorial I found and they mention the zz command, but when I try it nothing happens at all. I have tried both in the terminal and gui(gvim). Nothing happens at all. I think what is supposed to happen is that the window(and file) exists. And I have pressed esc and I am sure I am in normal mode.
Old 01-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Although I am very far from being an expert in Vim, I have been using it for a couple of years and I am not familiar with any 'zz' command. Perhaps you mean 'ZZ' (with both capital Zs)? That one is supposed to write the buffer to the active file and close Vim. Is that what you want?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:39 AM   #3
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OK! Thank you so much! Funny that that was the problem. Needed to be capital Zs. Lol.


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