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Old 06-25-2002, 09:16 PM   #1
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Arrow Simple vi question


How do you highlight a line or just a word or two and then cut and paste it into a different part of the document? This shouldn't be a prob for you guys. Thanks
 
Old 06-25-2002, 09:36 PM   #2
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Here are some common vi commands, hope this helps you out.

http://www.ctssn.com/linux/lesson4.html
 
Old 06-26-2002, 04:28 AM   #3
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with the cursor anywhere in a line, in command mode type:
yy
That will copy the line to the buffer.

type:
P
and the line will be pasted above the line of the current position of the cursor. (You can move the cursor up or down, and then type 'P')

or type:
p
and the line will be pasted below the current position of the cursor.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 07:29 AM   #4
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Just to add something on to the previous reply. The yy command yanks the current line. Like lots of other vi commands you can add a number in front of that to yank multiple lines.

Ex: 5yy (Will yank 5 lines)

And as a shortcut 5Y is equivalent to 5yy.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 10:25 AM   #5
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and if you want to yank a word at cursor position,
wy
2 words
2wy
so on.
 
  


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