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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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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 is 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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