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Is it possible to save the file which is being edited in vim into a definite directory?

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What do you mean by definite ? – lamwaiman1988 Aug 3 '11 at 7:25
when I'm trying to save the file :w .. and pressing tab for options, it shows all the directories within C:/Users/User, but it doesn't "see" other drives – Sergey Aug 3 '11 at 7:28
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try :browse w to open a graphical browser to allow you to change drives etc.

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you could also use the wq /path/to/directory/ to save the file. For example if you are editing a file named example.txt, after editing you press esc then shift + q, then this is what should follow; :wq /home/example.txt this also works but will live a copy of your file in in its current folder.

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+1 for the shift + q bit – bhinesley Aug 9 '11 at 16:56

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