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Hey up everyone, I'm just trying to find out how I can bind capital "W" to write in vim? Too many times have I caught shift and been told it's ...
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    Bind capital "W" to write in vim


    Hey up everyone,

    I'm just trying to find out how I can bind capital "W" to write in vim? Too many times have I caught shift and been told it's not a valid command!


    Thanks

    Adam

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    Not as far as I know, outside of modifying the source code, which you can do easily enough if you do any C programming at all.
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    Really? You can map keys to commands so I'd have thought this'd be a common request.

    I'm certainly no C guru, but could probably work it out. I'm working on a shared server at the moment so I'll have a go at home.

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    Most of us work on the principle of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"... Let us know how it goes.
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    Actually vim is highly customizable, and frequently customized (in this case I strongly disagree with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" sentiment).

    Anyway, seeing as this makes it to Google's first page when searching for "vim capital w save", here's how:
    Code:
    :command WQ wq
    :command Wq wq
    :command W w
    :command Q q
    Stick in ~/.vimrc to have it autoloaded.

    To get more info:
    Code:
    :help command
    This question has been asked on Stack Exchange, which is where I got this solution. There are also some other solutions outlined on that page. (I can't make it a url as linuxforums seems to require me to make 15 posts first.)
    http colon slash slash stackoverflow.com/questions/117150/can-i-re-map-commands-in-vim

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