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Recently someone recommended I save in vim using shift Z Z. This is working great for me! How can I create a shortcut so that shift S S maps to :w?

  • Like what can be shorter than one key command (:w)? Do you want something with zero keys? :) – David Ferenczy Rogožan Feb 26 '16 at 0:17
  • Possible duplicate of save in insert mode (VIM) – David Ferenczy Rogožan Feb 26 '16 at 0:18
  • @DawidFerenczy shift ZZ is feels faster than :x. Similarly, shift S S would feel faster that :w – kilojoules Feb 26 '16 at 0:19
  • OK, it's up to you. I was never thinking I would need anything else than :w. So just map any key you want to that command and you'll have single-key save. – David Ferenczy Rogožan Feb 26 '16 at 0:26
  • Cool. I'm changing my question to reflect with. – kilojoules Feb 26 '16 at 0:37
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execute this line in last line mode, or put it in your .vimrc

:map <S-s><S-s> :w<CR> 
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Originally you were asking for that fastest way to save. I would say that it can be this alias:

inoremap <F2> <c-o>:w<cr>

It creates an alias for F2 key which executes the command :w. You can use whichever other key you want instead of F2 of course. And you can put it to your .vimrc.

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  • I'm on a mac - pressing the f2 key is an awkward combo of fn+f2 – kilojoules Feb 26 '16 at 4:27
  • So why would you use F2? Use whichever key you want. – David Ferenczy Rogožan Feb 26 '16 at 15:31
  • In my experience most key bindings are already taken – kilojoules Feb 26 '16 at 15:55
  • zz isn't taken... – jdk1.0 Feb 16 at 17:49
  • @jdk1.0 zz is taken to scroll the line you are currently on to the center of the screen – Yaroslav Yakovlev Jun 21 at 16:38

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