opening vim with a flag: ready to write?

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Thu Dec 15 01:09:12 UTC 2011

> From owner-freebsd-questions at  Wed Dec 14 18:46:46 2011
> Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:42:31 -0800
> From: Gary Kline <kline at>
> To: FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions at>
> Cc: 
> Subject: opening vim with a flag: ready to write?
> hi y'all:)
> i am making steady progress in learning gtk.  i'll spare the list my
> usual rambling and get rt to the point.
> is the a way of starting off vim or gvim and be able to type into
> the editor _without_ first typing:
>     a,i,o,O,I,A, or any other character?

Did you bother to look at the manpage for the program in question, *BEFORE* 
mailing the list??

If so, what did you find?  What did you try? And what were the results?

If not, *WHY*NOT*??  be specific.

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