To undo and wipe all changes since opening file in vim or vi text editor.
1) If you are currently in insert or append mode, press Esc key.
2) Type : (colon). You will see the cursor at the lower left corner of the screen.
3) Type the following command:
The above command returns you to the last saved version of the file i.e. edit the current file always. Discard any changes to the current buffer. This is useful if you want to start all over again. Type the following command for more information.
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Video 01: VI / VIM: Wipe All Changes To The Buffer / File