[nSLUG] copy/paste...web-->vim...unexpected results
rb.ashley at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 11:30:16 AST 2007
On 2/4/07, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
> So far, I've only seen you mention the Windows Control-C/Control-V
> thing which Linux has supported for ease of transition. The original
> copy/paste in Unix is still there: left mouse highlight does a copy,
> middle mouse button click does a paste. That should work in any
> X environment.
Thanks for steering me back to Unix command environment here. Yeah, that works.
> Within vi there are also some ways to paste in some text.
> 1. Yank (copy) one line: YY
> Following by paste : p
> 2. Mark one end of selection: mz
> Yank and copy from end of selection to current line: y'z
> Paste the above: p
> 3. Suck in another file into current position:
> goto : prompt with ':',
> then 'r filename' at the prompt,
> where filename is a relative or full path
> to the file you want to insert inside your first file.
Thanks, I'll file these tips.
> Perhaps your stuff starts off in the web browser, but
> don't forget it has save as. This can be easier than
> mouse copying if it is large.
The only issue left now is how to paste text (e.g. a web page excerpt
of text, not the whole page) into vim on the console.
Is this because the Linux console does not share the same clipboard as
the X environment? It seems that as long as I'm in X windows
copy/paste between any application is now straightforward for me. I
guess my aim here is to try to learn how to do more stuff without a
dependency on a GUI of any kind.
Appreciate your input.
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