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Chapter 23. The vi Editor > ex Command-Line Options

23.3. ex Command-Line Options

While most people know ex commands only by their use within vi, the editor also exists as a separate program and can be invoked from the shell (for instance, to edit files as part of a script). Within ex, you can enter the vi or visual command to start vi. Similarly, within vi, you can enter Q to quit the vi editor and enter ex.

If you invoke ex as a standalone editor, you can include the following options:


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