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I'd like to append a custom string at the end of the file.

For example using :read command this works:

:$r !echo my string

however is there any more portable way of doing that (without executing external program)?

I've tried:

:$r "my string"

but it's just duplicating content of my file (the same as: :$r %).

How to I specify literal string in this context?

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    :call append('$', 'my string') - not using a replace command though. And by the way, :r is read, rather than replace. – Sato Katsura Oct 17 '15 at 12:56
  • @SatoKatsura You're right, I've corrected the title. I think I got confused by: :help r. – kenorb Oct 17 '15 at 17:01
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Yes, you can use :put:

:$put='my string'

See :help :put.

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