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Old 07-28-2011
If you can't use mail or other tools to send a file from a server or use ssh (or other tools) to copy it to your local system (why?) the only way is to copy and paste. You can use "tail -n+700 YOURLOG| head -n200" and copy the content from the putty window.
You execute vi on the server and all buffers are on this server. You can't extract them in any way to your system IMO.
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Old 07-28-2011
Ok, so your problem isn't vi specific, because your problem would be the same no matter what editor you're using.

And PuTTY does not offer any other way to copy text to the clipboard other than selecting with the mouse. Your best bet would be a sed command to extract the required lines, and pipe that into a mail sent to yourself if possible.
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