How do I save and quit after making changes in a config file? I was told to type out the command :wq but I do not know where.

I'm met with this screen. Which keys do I press to type out the :wq command?

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The :wq is for a different editor than the one you are using.

The one that you are using, asks you to press ctrl+o to output (write) the file, and ctrl+x to exit

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    also, ctrl+x with unsaved changes will trigger a "do you want to save?" prompt Apr 30, 2021 at 12:02
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    +1, even though OP is basically trying to drive screws with a hammer and you're saying he's "really close" ;)
    – gronostaj
    Apr 30, 2021 at 19:36
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    @gronostaj I understand - My point is that the OP is trying, which is more than a lot of the other questions I've seen :) Apr 30, 2021 at 23:23

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