Well.. then edit it with something else.
It might also look for you to use nano, so also start it but then kill it a little later:
<edit the file as you normally would>
nano FILENAME & sleep 5 && kill %1
sleep 5 waits 5 seconds,
& backgrounds the first job and runs the second in the foreground at the same time
&& runs next command if the previous one was successful
%1 refers to the first job (nano) and kill kills the process