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I'm new to putty. Connected to a linux server to view/read some files. So, I opened a text log file that is constantly being updated, so I'm getting new lines every second.

Is there a shortcut/command to exit/close the file when viewing in putty?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: It was not "vim", but "tail -f" that I was talking about. Sorry for the confusion.

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Erm... shouldn't you mention what program you are using? vi/vim doesn't support continuous monitoring. So, it is like tail -f or less in (F)ollow mode? – sehe Jul 6 '12 at 11:43
Yes, like I said: I'm new. Hench, I didn't know what I was talking about. It was "tail -f" that was running, not vim. Sorry about the confusion. – Gunnar Jul 6 '12 at 14:18
I've edited your question for you. Also, voted to move to Super User. Welcome to Stack Overflow – sehe Jul 6 '12 at 15:11
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Found it. Ctrl+C is the shortcut.

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