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

jim stockford jim at well.com
Fri Feb 8 07:45:06 PST 2008

using vi or similar:
hit the escape key.
use the k or j keys to move the cursor to a line
you want to copy.
use the yy command to "yank" (i.e. copy) the line
into a buffer.
use the k or j keys to move the cursor to the line
above the point you want to place the copy.
use the p command to "paste" the copied line
as a new line below the current line.

is that the kind of operation you're looking for?
if so, there are variations that allow you to copy
multiple lines, parts of lines, delete and paste
(i.e. move) lines rather than make duplicate

if not, can you describe more particularly?

On Feb 7, 2008, at 7:45 PM, Alex Kleider wrote:

> --- Alex Kleider <a_kleider at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  Debian etch and I'm using Fluxbox.
>> Can anyone suggest a GUI editor that will give me the functionality
>> of
>> pasting text into it?
> 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? That copied text must be in
> the system somewhere: in memory, in a temporary file?
> a_kleider at yahoo.com
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