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I'm using emacs in terminal mode. I open it up and then use c-x c-f to edit a file.

I'm using evil mode so I then use :x to save and exit. I end up leaving emacs all together. Is there something else I can do here so that I just close the file?

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  • In vi :x writes the file and exits the editor, so I would say that's 100% expected behaviour for the same command in emacs when using evil.
    – phils
    Commented Aug 13, 2017 at 14:40
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    @phils not saying it's not the correct behavior. It's just that in emacs I more often want to close a buffer and keep emacs open so I can run additional commands. Commented Aug 13, 2017 at 14:44
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    A very quick google indicates that :bd is how one does this in vim, so.... the same, perhaps?
    – phils
    Commented Aug 13, 2017 at 22:36

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I don't know much about evil, but the usual emacs function is kill-buffer, and it's normally bound to C-x k. C-h f kill-buffer will show you what key (or keys) it's bound to.

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