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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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append

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[address] a[!]

Append new text at specified address, or at present address if none is specified. Add a ! to switch the autoindent setting that will be used during input (e.g., if autoindent was enabled, ! disables it). Enter new text after entering the command. Terminate input of new text by entering a line consisting of just a period.

Example

                  a     
                  Begin appending to current line.
                  Append this line
                  and this line too.
                  .      
                  Terminate input of text to append.

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