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Here's one way to get the redirection to happen in a priveleged shell:
:w !sudo sh -c "cat > %"
Warning though, this may need some escaping to ensure strange characters in the filename are passed through correctly. Does the tee solution need escaping?
Also, IMO :cmap is not a good fit for this. Now if I want to search for the string "sudow" in my buffer (by typing "/sudow") it gets expanded. It is also strange in that whenever you type an "su" in command mode, there is a delay to see if the mapping is being used. (Workaround is to insert a pause in your typing so that vim knows you are not using the mapping -- see "timeout" and "timeoutlen" options.)
Igor Mikushkin's solution works for me. The one annoyance is that user-defined commands such as this have to start with an uppercase letter.
Anyway, I have also wrestled with this problem of editing protected files, so it's good to have a solution, thanks!
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