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Hey all, I can't exit vim. I press escape, and then :q (shift + : and then the letter q right after) and all that does is type ":q" at ...
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    unable to exit vim


    Hey all,

    I can't exit vim. I press escape, and then :q (shift + : and then the letter q right after) and all that does is type ":q" at the bottom of screen and nothing happens.

    thanks for response

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    Are you hitting <Enter> after the :q?

    *EDIT*
    If you're new to using vim, execute the command vimtutor.
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