Regularly, one may open one file "foobar" and jump directly to line M as such:

vim +M foobar

Now, I have a whole list of files "foobar1", "foobar2", ..., "foobarN", all with different lines of interest M1, M2, ..., MN. Is it possible to tell Vim to open all of them in a new tab and then also jump directly to specified lines? Prototype:

vim -p +M1 foobar1 +M2 foobar2 ... +MN foobarN

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Yes, it is, e.g.

vim +5 foobar1 +"tabnew +6 foobar2" +"tabnew +7 foobar3"

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