Vi or vim is a text editor for Linux and Unix-like operating systems. It can be used to edit all kinds of plain text files. It is especially useful for editing programs or system configuration files. The basic syntax is as follows to open a file using vim:
How to exit the VIM editor
First, you need to switch to command mode. This can be done by hitting the [Escape] key. Next, you can type the following commands:
:q to quit.
:q! to quit without saving data/file.
:x save and quit.
Example: How to exit vim editor in terminal?
Press the [Escape] key
Type [Enter] key
Related media (Video) – Exit from the vim/vi text editor command
This tutorial is also available in a quick video format:
(Video 01: How to exit from the vim/vi text editor)