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Importing Files into vi

You can also merge multiple files in vi by reading additional files into the current one, as shown in Figure 4.13. Basically, all this means is that you insert one file into the file you're currently editing.

Figure 4.13

Figure 4.13 Reading an additional file into the current one can make your editing tasks much easier.

To import files in vi:

  1. vi hairyspider

    At the shell prompt, type vi followed by the filename to start vi with, in this case, the hairyspider file.

  2. esc.jpg:r filename

    At the point in the file where you want to import text, press esc.jpg, then type :r and the filename you want to read into the file.

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