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

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[address] !command

Execute external command in a shell. If address is specified, apply the lines contained in address as standard input to command, and replace the lines with the output.

Examples

    :!ls               List files in the current directory
    :11,20!sort -f     Sort lines 11-20 of current file

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