I want to save selected text in vim. I use command :'<,'>w! ~/save.txt.

How to write a short command instead of it, or mapping it to key mappings.

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Here you go:

vnoremap <Leader>s :w! ~/save.txt <CR>

Just paste this into your init.vim. This assumes you have the text highlighted and are currently in visual mode. Just hit Leader+s and it will save the selection for you.

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