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17.12. Appending to an Existing File

You can use the Unix redirect and append operator (>>) with w to append all or part of the buffer's contents to an existing file. For example, if you entered:

:1,10w newfile

and then:

$ Section 20.3

:340,$w >>newfile

newfile would contain lines 1-10 and line 340 to the end of the buffer.

--TOR, from Learning the vi Editor (O'Reilly, 1998)

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