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Oh shit. Today a newbie asked me how to modify a file in Vim. So I showed him how to modify a file in Vim.
The thing is .. I forgot to show him how to save and exit.
Oh no. What have I done ?

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  • 1
    You've created "The Indian Joker". Google it, curse me later.
  • 2
    Dont worry. See it as the newbie's trial by fire. If he comes out alive he's worthy
  • 1
    How to produce random text: put a web developer in front of Vi(m).
  • 2
    You've made a new worst enemy.

    ...or, you know, he googled it in 2 seconds and then did :wq ;-)
  • 1
    And that was the last thing we ever heard from "newbie". Legends say he is still modifying that file to this day.
  • 1
    Simples!

    kill $(ps -u $UID -o pid,comm | grep vim | cut -f1 -d' ')

    Unless one want to cheat and do killall vim...
  • 1
    @Mooie

    My friend tried Vi once, and while I was trying to text him about command mode and different commands he just "killall"ed Vi and was like "Don't worry, I've figured it out bro"

    I think there's no need to say he never used Vi ever since then xD

    Anyway, there's even simpler solution

    Plug the power cord or restart the PC in some other way
  • 1
    @Mirinum Indeed! That's sort of how I learnt how to exit out of emacs... whilst maybe not being completely sober. ;-)
  • 1
    newbie:
  • 0
    I can't wait until he tries Ctrl + S.
  • 0
    @RANTSMCPANTS Heh, I've a few colleagues who keep doing that one... most of them have learnt the "fix" for that, though. A little related to Ctrl-C... not always having the same effect as they anticipated. :P
  • 0
    Shown him just how unintuitive vim is.
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