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Edlin: Q (Quit)--Notes

A difference between the q and e commands

Suppose that the file you are editing is one that Edlin loaded into memory from a disk at the beginning of this session rather than one that you created in memory during the session. If you use the q command to quit the session, the contents of both the original input disk file and the .BAK version of the disk file (if one exists) remain unchanged. However, if you use the e command to quit the session and the file you are editing has changed during the session, the edits are saved and the original input disk file becomes the .BAK version.

Quitting Edlin without writing the edited file from memory to a disk

Use the following procedure to quit the Edlin session without writing the edited file from memory to a disk:

1 At the Edlin prompt, type q. Edlin displays the following message:

Abort edit (Y/N)? _

2 Press Y (for yes).

More Information About Edlin: Q

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