#vim #quickdrops 💧 Save & Exit Vim, :x or :wq ?
:wq! - It saves the file, even if there was no changes, and then quit.
:x - write only if change was made, and then quit.
If the file’s ‘last edit’ date/time attribute should not change unless the content was changed, use :x .
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