How to Copy and Paste in VIM / VI

While reading or in editing mode, press ESC twice

Move the cursor to the desired location

Press ‘v’ to enter Visual mode

Use the up/down/left/right buttons to select text or entire lines

Press ‘y’ to yank (copy)

Move cursor over to the desired pasting location

Press ‘p’ to paste

Press ESC twice to exit editing mode

Type ‘:wq’ to write and quit vim editor

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