[OT]Re: I am unable to exit from vi to the linux command prompt.

From: Bill Marcum (bmarcum_at_iglou.com.urgent)
Date: 03/23/05


Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 16:56:08 -0500

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 23:30:52 -0500, MLH
  <CRCI@NorthState.net> wrote:
> vi has taken over the computer when I ran it.
>
> I do not know how to shut it down. CTRL-C
> doesn't do anything. Neither does ESC or
> CTRL-BREAK. I can't seem to get colon q
> to do what I expect.
>
> What happens if I just turn off the power?

On those rare occasions when I use vi, I usually exit with ESC ZZ, which
saves the file and then exits.

vi: an initiation ritual disguised as an editor

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