You'll generally save your files frequently whenever you're editing themand you should. Remember, Murphy is watching you....
To Save in pico:
Use periodically to save (write "out") the text you're editing.
Specify the filename for your file (Figure 4.5).
Figure 4.5. In pico lingo, "writing out" just means "saving."
After you save a file for the first time and want to save new changes, just press then press to confirm the current filename and save it.
When you exit pico, you'll get a last chance to save your changes. See Exiting pico in this chapter for the specifics.
If you try to save a new file over an existing onewhich would obliterate the originalpico carefully asks you if you want to overwrite the file. Yes, and you'll no longer have the original. No, and you'll get to choose a new filename.