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"SHELL OUTPUT INTO VI" - Ülkü SAYILAN - (2003-12-10 13:40:29)   [4567]

SHELL OUTPUT INTO VI

In VI editor you can get the output of any shell
command command inserted into the file you are
editing by using:

:r!

For example:

:r!who -r

inserts the ouput of the command "who -r" to the
file currently being edited.

This can be effectively used to copy the contents of a file to the file currently being edited

ie,

:r!cat /etc/passwd

inserts all the contents of the the /etc/passwd to the file currently being edited.




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