Save a file you edited in vim without the needed permissions

command W :execute ':silent w !sudo tee % > /dev/null' | :edit!
Calls sudo tee like all the other lines, but also automatically reloads the file. Optionally you can add command Wq :execute ':W' | :q and command WQ :Wq to make quitting easier

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I added this to my vimrc as :w!!. You need to escape the pipe for this to work: cmap w!! execute 'silent w !sudo tee > /dev/null %' \| edit!
ericboehs · 246 weeks and 2 days ago

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