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Old 09-21-2006
Copy text from a file from VI editor to Windows clipboard

Copy text from a file from VI editor to Windows clipboard,
I mean copy entire file in vi editor to notepad.
# 2  
Old 09-21-2006
From windows use command prompt and do telnet to the unix system.
display the contents using cat. to copy the contents of the file right click on command prompt and open properties. select quick edit mode in edit options and select ok. select the contents of the file using mouse and press enter. now the text is in your windows clipboard. if the file is too large then ftp the file to your system.
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Old 09-21-2006
What I used is PuTTy.
How to do it?
# 4  
Old 09-22-2006
PuTTY doesn't have a copy button. It doesn't need one, select any text in PuTTY and it's immediately copied to the clipboard.
# 5  
Old 09-22-2006
You can highlight the text in PuTTy and that should copy the data to your clipboard. Then just paste it into notepad. As far as the entire file goes, I think you would have to highlight it all with your mouse. I don't believe you can copy the file to your windows clipboard using 'vi' on the remote machine.
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Old 09-22-2006
using mailx

or you could simply forward the whole file to your mailbox (in windows or anywhere you have your email client) -using this unix command "more {filename} | mailx {you@email.tld}" - of course larger files are not surgested to mail forward (100 MB+). Are the file(s) that big FTP transfer are also my surgestion to you.

Hope you make it work
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Old 09-22-2006
You can highlight the text in PuTTy and that should copy the data to your clipboard.

The entire file contains several pages.I can only highlight one page,the mouse cannot scrool down.

using this unix command "more {filename} | mailx {you@email.tld}"

-bash: mailx: command not found

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