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[address ] w [! ] [[>> ] file ]

Write lines specified by address to file , or write full contents of buffer if address is not specified. If file is also omitted, save the contents of the buffer to the current filename. If >> file is used, write contents to the end of the specified file . Add a ! to force the editor to write over any current contents of file .


:1,10w name_list		Copy first 10 lines to name_list

:50w >> name_list		Now append line 50

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