Is saving a rig possible?

We all know we need to add bones/armatures in order to animate and modeling alone takes time.Imagine that everytime you modeled a character you had to make a rig for it from scratch.Is there anyway a rig can be saved for other character uses?The whole process is long ,Plus you got to weight it. Its a lot of work.So can you save a rig?for future uses.I’m a noob so i don’t know these things,Which is why I’m asking this question.:cool:


And actually, it’s already been done for you in 2.5. Take a look here for a nice tutorial about it.