Monday, June 09, 2008

vi copy text from one file to another

VI COPY FILE TO FILE

Here is how to copy the required number
of lines from one file to another in
VI editor. First use the following
key combinations in the source file.

Press ESCAPE
Press Shift "(Shift double quotes)
Press a
Press the number of lines you want to copy
press y followed by another y

Now press " : " (COLON) to get the vi prompt.
Hit e "Destination file name"
Once you enter the Destination file
go to the line where you want the lines
copied to be inserted.

Press ESCAPE.
Press SHIFT "(Double quotes).
Press a.
Press p.

The lines get copied.