I know to enter the file explorer in vim( by typing :e .). I am not sure how to exit the file explorer in vim. I typed :q and it gave me a segmentation fault. What should be the correct way to exit the file explorer in vim?
I open the file explorer in the same buffer as the file by default using vim-vinegar.
I've managed to map Esc to delete the file explorer buffer and return me to the file I was editing, by putting this in .vimrc:
autocmd FileType netrw nmap <silent> <buffer> <Esc> :BD<cr>
:BD is a command supplied by the BufKill.vim plugin. You can just use
:bd if you want to close the buffer normally.