Save a file you edited in vim without the needed permissions (no echo)

:w !sudo tee > /dev/null %
Write a file you edited in Vim but that you do not have the permissions to write to (unless you use sudo.) Same as #1204 but without the echo to stdout that I find annoying.

By: idemal
2010-03-24 20:04:26

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or better :w !sudo cat > %
jeenuv · 609 weeks and 2 days ago
You can't do a : :w !sudo cat > % becase the sudo don't work over a redirection ( >). You can do something like that : :w !sudo sh -c 'cat > %'
anonjoe · 579 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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