Buffers are essential knowledge in VIM.
A buffer represents an open file. If you know how to manipulate buffers, you'll easily be able to switch between files.
There are three essential things to know.
:badd <file>will open
<file>into a new buffer.
:lswill list open buffers.
:b <buffer_number>will open
<buffer_number>into the current window.
That's all you need for buffer basics. If you want to close out a buffer, you can open it into the current window and use
:q. Alternatively, you can use
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