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~/.vimrc:

autocmd VimLeave * :!touch /home/odiszapc/vimleave<cr>

After exiting by typing :q<CR> the file is not created. What I'm doing wrong?

Version of ViM:

VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Aug 20 2015 10:38:14)
Included patches: 1-207, 209-801, 803-808, 810-827
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What I was doing wrong is adding <cr> at the end of the line. That's work pretty well:

autocmd VimLeave * :!touch /home/odiszapc/vimleave
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    Yeah, you only need <Cr> in key mappings (nnoremap and friends). For autocmds, it's just a list of "normal" Vim commands. This can be a bit confusing, but does make sense: with a mapping, you want to replicate keys a user might type; leaving of <Cr> for example can be quite useful. With autocmds, you just want to run some VimScript, not emulate what a user might type (although you could, with :normal). – Martin Tournoij Nov 12 '15 at 13:34

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