ybordag ybordag - 4 months ago 26x
PHP Question

How to paste from an external source on VI/VIM

I'm using VI right now to create a php file in AWS. I wanted to know if there was any way I could paste (as in copy/paste) an array from another file into my VI on PuTTY.

The program is supposed to iterate over an array of addresses to parse them but I can't seem to figure out an efficient or easy way to upload the list of addresses.

Here's what the array looks like:

Snippet of the array


Just use Shift+Insert or right-click -> paste like you normally do? As long as vi is in 'insert' mode.

Alternatively upload the file and open it in the same vim instance (:split, :vsplit or :tabedit), y,<number of lines>,y to copy and p to paste.

To navigate between tabs type gt, between split panes use Ctrl+W,