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When I need to edit multiple files, it's really a pain to have to open them one by one. Is there a way to open multiple files in VIM from the commandline?

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You can use vim -o {file-list} to open files horizontally splitted, or vim -O {file-list} to open them vertically splitted. But in your case, I always use vim -p {file-list} to open files in tab pages (because size of each window is nearly size of your terminal in this mode).

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I use

vim -O file1 file2 file3 file4 #open files side by side
vim -o file1 file2 file3 file4 #open files stacked
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