Read from stdin to new, named, file in vim

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I’d like to start vim on a non existing file, named f, with the content c. Both f and c are arbitrary and I’d like to not have to put anything in the vim config to fill new buffers with c.

Basically, I would like to combine

$ echo c | vim –


$ vim f

Is there a flag to vim which lets me achieve this?

How to solve :

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Method 1

You can try this command:

echo c | vim - +'w f'

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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