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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Command-Line Syntax

The three most common ways of starting a vi session are:

vi [options] file
vi [options] +num file
vi [options] +/pattern file

You can open file for editing, optionally at line num or at the first line matching pattern. If no file is specified, vi opens with an empty buffer.

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