Since the question appeared in August of 2012, over
1 million 2 million people have learned how to quit (exit?) Vim.
No one said exiting Vim would be easy.
My favorite exit method is exit and save by pressing
Z twice from command mode. Those keystrokes lead to a quick exit.
Simple ways to quit Vi or Vim from command mode (tip: hit
Esc to leave insert mode and enter command mode):
:q!- quit without saving the file
:wq- write and quit
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