[rescue] Re:EMACS

Bill Bradford rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 27 17:01:10 CDT 2001

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 05:57:00PM -0400, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
> Um, nobody has jumped on this one yet, but this is actually VERY easy
> in vi.  When you cut and paste in vi, you actually use an unnamed cut
> buffer.  If you precede your Y,yy,D,dd or what have you with the
> sequence "a then the cut/copy will be placed into cut buffer a.  There
> are 26 of them, a through z, and they persist between files unlike
> the default buffer. (When I say between files, they only persist as
> long as you are in one execution of vi, you can't vi foo, cut, quit
> and then vi bar and paste).


I just wrote a chapter on VI for a Solaris 8 certification study
book, and I didnt even know this.


Bill Bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
Austin, TX

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