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geokker 02-21-2006 04:11 AM

Copy an entire document in Vi to clipboard
 
When reading a document with vi on a remote machine over ssh, how can I 'select all' and copy to my local clipboard? I imagine selecting two points in the document and 'yanking' the text - how do I do it?

jschiwal 02-21-2006 05:18 AM

It would probably work better if you would use scp to copy the file. If you just want a part of the file, you can write out a range of lines or a block.
For example, in vim
:200,400w fragment
will write the lines from 200-400 to a file called fragment. Vim has a shell escape, ":!", so after that you could copy the file "fragment" to your local machine using the scp command.

gansvv 08-06-2009 04:14 PM

Re: Copy an entire document in Vi to clipboard
 
Use

:%y+

to yank all lines.

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