vi error solution E166: Can't open linked file for writing

This is not so much of a vi error as it is a physical filesystem error in the sense that the file you are trying to write to is a symlink and the destination doesn't exist or for some other reason is inacessible.

So vi is tellng you "you're writing to a symlinked file and the file the symlink points to cannot be written to".  This is especially highlighted byt he fact that if you are using wq! to write and you still get the error.

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