How do I run vim with file.txt and screen center at line 100? Basically I would like to use zz mapping when starting Vim.

This does not work: vim -c "zz" file.txt +100

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zz is a normal mode command, so use :normal:

vim "+normal zz" file.txt +100
vim -c "normal zz" file.txt +100

Another option would be to run multiple commands in one line

vim README.md +"56;norm zz"

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