Moving Text In vi(1) To Another File
AHamiltonWright at MtA.ca
Fri Aug 29 13:14:57 UTC 2014
On Fri, 29 Aug 2014, Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:20:46 +0100, Jamie Griffin wrote:
>> What is the best way to copy large sections of text in a file and copy
>> it to another file, possibly a new file or not. Is vi even the best
>> utility to do that?
> The "best" utility is the one you're most familiar with,
> regarding the particular task.
This is easy in vi, as 'w' (write) works essentially the same as
(command-line) yank. Assuming you are yanking your data via
(with 100 and 200 standing in as the line range), then you can
simply do this instead
if you want to include a path to the file.
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