[sf-lug] simple gui editor that will accept a paste

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 7 20:44:09 PST 2008

Quoting Alex Kleider (a_kleider at yahoo.com):

> follow up on my own question:
> it needn't be a gui editor; is there a way that vim can pull something
> in from a previously performed copy action?

Yes and no.

Use the highlight-and-paste model #1 (described separately), not the
Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V / Ctrl-X "Clipboard" copy/paste/cut model #2 that is so
beloved of MS-Windows and MacOS users.

I do the former method, in and out of vim, all day long.  It Just Works<tm> 
-- but _does+ require getting used to a different, old-school way of
doing things.

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