I often Ctrl-Z to the command line. Is there a way to do that in response to hitting Ctrl-Z in insert mode?

The iabbrev command does not seem to work.

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    How does this work for you: inoremap <c-z> <esc>:stop<cr> ? Or inoremap <c-z> <esc><c-z> See :h CTRL-Z
    – VanLaser
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 17:14
  • Works great. Please make this into an answer
    – Yossi Gil
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 19:17

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Using :h CTRL-Z as inspiration, the following solutions can be cooked:

:inoremap <c-z> <esc>:stop<cr>

or (shorter & literally closer):

:inoremap <c-z> <esc><c-z>

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