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Old 06-16-2015
Copy/paste in vi editor

Hello guys,

I am trying to copy a line in vi editor and paste it with below commands but paste command is not working and instead of paste action prints the p character!!

I should also mention that the server is Solaris...

1) crontab -e
2) j to move down
3) yy to copy the line
4) o to create a new line
5) p to paste it
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Old 06-16-2015
I use Y to copy a line and P to paste the line. Make sure that you are not in insert mode first. You can hit ESC to toggle back to command mode.

Have you looked at this?

My vi/vim cheatsheet
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Old 06-16-2015
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Originally Posted by Newman
Hello guys,

I am trying to copy a line in vi editor and paste it with below commands but paste command is not working and instead of paste action prints the p character!!

I should also mention that the server is Solaris...

1) crontab -e
2) j to move down
3) yy to copy the line
4) o to create a new line
5) p to paste it
Just eliminate step 4. In this case p will paste that yanked line below where the cursor is. P will insert it above.
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Old 06-16-2015
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Originally Posted by Aia
Just eliminate step 4.
Spot on! The "o" ("open") inserts a blank line AND switches the editor session to input mode, placing you on that line! Therefore "p" is not a command any more but a mere character (which is duly inserted.

I hope this helps.

bakunin
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Old 06-16-2015
Thank you guys...
It really helped and solved my question Smilie
 
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